Street art is proof that some of the best masterpieces are not locked behind museum doors, but out in the open for everyone to enjoy. Artists travel far and wide to make their mark on streets and buildings and communicate to the masses. The streets have been given a voice and today we will spread the beauty from around the globe!
The Arab Quarter in Singapore is quickly become the coolest and hippest neighborhood in the city. Take stroll through the day and admire the beautiful street art, and head back at night for some live music and shisha.
New York City
One of the absolute best things about living in NYC is constantly being surrounded by art. The famous wall, on Bowery street acts as a rotating canvas, housing different artist’s creations before being painted white, and starting over again. Story of my Life, depicts a moment from our fast paced, busy lives. Different faces reflect diverse stories, and though we don’t know each other, somehow, something weaves us all together; the city.
Austin lives and breathes art. Despite being most often associated with music, it’s also worth highlighting the importance of street art. While visiting downtown you can find lots of graffiti and colorful walls which inevitably attract tourists and residents alike.
Venice Beach, California
The ocean boardwalks of Venice Beach in Los Angeles are covered in vibrant murals. Perhaps hanks to a complete lack of regulation during the 60s and 70s, a culture of public art has persevered, standing proud over the tests of times.
Roaming the streets of Las Ramblas in Barcelona Spain, there is visual stimulation literally everywhere you look. From the open air food markets, to cool imagery, and amazingly artistic walls, it’s hard not to stop for a picture break every few feet. ‘
Nothing is more inspiring than the beach, sun and surf. Bali combines it all and the artists flock to the island in search for creative opportunities and empty walls. Canggu is a hipster town of Bali where designers, graffiti artists, musicians and digital nomads mingle and collaborate. As this sophisticated crowd demands soulful experiences and beautiful interiors in order to stay in one place, graffiti and murals are everywhere and they are truly fascinating. You will find colorful walls scattered all around Canggu but if you are looking for easy art fix just head to the Batu Balong beach.
Georgetown, the old town of Penang Island, is a well known street art paradise and a UNESCO listed attraction. The famous street art drawings that are interactive and come alive, were started by Lithuanian artist Ernest Zacharevic, and his murals can be found on almost every wall in the city.
Street art is booming in Bogotá as businesses, homeowners and even the government collaborate with the prolific graffiti artists in order to brighten up the city and prevent tagging. Their art is a mixture of political, historical and environmental commentary, as well as personal expression. Some of these artists travel throughout Central and South America, so you can also see their art in other cities!
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Which vibrant work of art speaks most to you?