Find it on buildings, sidewalks, and street signs galore, from Melbourne to Paris, London to New York. Street Art is popping up all around the globe as cities use street art to breathe new life into areas in desperate need of revitalization. In recent years this viral art form has taken hold in urban settings far and wide, turning empty spaces into creative places and developing a flourishing sub-culture all its own.
Be sure to check out the entire series on our collaborative journey of the boldest street art from around the world!
Granada is an extraordinary city brimming with culture, art and history. It’s a mekka for hippies, free thinkers and creative minds. These influences are most visible in the neighborhood of Realejo where every staircase, house front and wall is covered in street art. Reflecting the city’s character, the art is edgy, colorful and everything but ordinary.
Melbourne City is well known for it’s hipster attitude and great cafes – but did you also know it has some of the BEST streetart in the country? These photos were taken around Chinatown and Fitzroy and are just a small example of the bustling streetart scene in picturesque Melbourne in Australia.
Street art in Canggu just perfectly complements the hipster tone of the city. Apart from surfing and getting organic food and caffeine-free coffee you can wander through the streets and look for street art. Attention – they are usually on the most random places.
North Shore of Oahu. This place is absolutely magical. It’s where the world surfing competition is held, and the vibes all around the place are relaxed and full of life. I had a great time, while meeting lovely people. This is the most famous street art that really defines the feeling, while being in this wonderful nature wonder, in the middle of the ocean – light and free, as if one could fly, feel the wind, live the moment.
The chilled out Moroccan beach village of Essaouria is best known for surf, seafood and sunshine. This laid back lifestyle is reflective in the street art that can be found around the city. From mermaids to palm tree’s the murals in Essaouria are uber beachy and embrace the city’s endless summer. Local culture get’s memorialized by artists on the city streets too through paintings of tajines and muslim women.
Port Adelaide is located in the north western suburbs of Adelaide. It’s a historic area first settled in 1837 when it served as the main port for South Australia. With shipping containerisation the working port has since moved to Outer Harbor, with the inner port now reserve for small boats and water sports. It is traditionally a working class area, and is currently undergoing a transformation with tourism in mind. There are many new cafes and restaurants, new accommodation options have just opened here and the infrastructure for visitors is being improved all the time. A lot of the street art was created during the Wonderwalls Festival in 2015. Port Adelaide is again participating in 2017 so in April we can expect to see a whole new lot of street art appear
Chasing street art in Georgetown is like playing Pokemon GO. You just want to catch all the pictures into your Street art dex. As a reward for catching them all, you can taste delicious street food afterwards. A huge thanks 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?