Every month, I share new-to-me street art that I find in Baltimore. Generally, I find new pieces in all different places, but this month I want to share a very specific part of Baltimore that I discovered. It’s a gold mine of street art! (If you’re familiar with the area, you’re going to want to drive down East Lanvale Street, until it connects to Greenmount Avenue.) I did some searching, but I couldn’t find any information on the origin of the collaboration. There was a frequent use of the term “Wonderground”, but I don’t know if it’s for a specific project! If anyone has any additional information, I would love it.
This installation is the first thing that caught my eye, and I’m so glad it did! This street was magical.
Great sayings and poetry on top of boarded up windows
Wire sculpture to spell out hopeful messages
Marvelous splashes of colors
These are three separate buildings that I collaged together. They’re all right next to each other, though! An absolutely amazing concentration of public art.
This giant pseudo air freshener hanging from a tree might have been my very favorite piece, though.
Color color, everywhere!
And lastly, a colorful hand, much like I imagine the artists’ hands looked like when they were finished creating this masterpiece!
Do you have anything like this in your city? A highly concentrated and beautifully colored area? I hope so. What’s your favorite piece out of the Lanvale Street Art?
I really really like the giant air freshener, but I wish I could see it in person. Ooh. I should make one to take on camping trips.
Also, I now have the “you are free each day” photo as my desktop background. So thanks.
Wow I love the words on the boarded up windows, how beautiful. Also “save our future” gave me the best kind of goosebumps. I added several of these photos to my WeHeartIt account- I hope that’s okay with you. (It automatically links back here.)
I really like the poetry on the boarded windows…so different, but very inspiring!
Maybe it has to do with Vacants to Values? Since there ad is on one of them? We do have some great street art in this city!