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!
Waterford is Ireland’s oldest city known for it’s crystal, coastline and medieval history. Interestingly it is now home to Ireland’s only street art festival, Waterford Walls. The festival has transformed the city by inviting street artists from all over the world to paint whatever they like on vacant buildings. The result is a city awash with colour in the most unexpected places!
The little colonial town of Olinda in north-eastern Brazil is a charming destination that often outshines its bigger brother, Recife. The small town centre of Olinda is filled with galleries, museums, 17th-century buildings, and colourful street art. Roaming the streets, you’ll come across everything from side street scribbles to full-size murals, giving Olinda its bohemian vibe and arty feel.
Toronto is one of my favourite cities for street art. Every time I visit I always explore another great neighbourhood with its own amazing street art. Toronto is one of the most multi-cultural cities in the world. And each neighbourhood, from Little Italy to Chinatown, has its own flavour of street art. One of the best spots to find street art in Toronto is down Graffiti Alley. This kilometre long laneway, between Portland Street and Spadina, is even on Google Maps! Graffiti Alley is a colourful ode to graffiti and has everything from classic cartoon art to a whole building covered in a vibrant underwater theme. Toronto’s street art is spread out across the city, but I’m sure you’ll find some no matter where you go!
Melbourne is a mecca for the street art a.k.a graffiti. It is known as one of the World’s great street art capitals. The art is unique and is a feast for the eyes. Some of the famous places to see the street art in Melbourne are Hosier Lane, Flinders Court and Queen Street. A huge thank you to all who contributed! Interested in collaborating and sharing your favorite city for street art? Email me firstname.lastname@example.org!
Which vibrant work of art speaks most to you?