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Saturday, September 24, 2016

Painting on the Wall

I watched an art mural being painted at a Downtown Arts Festival last weekend. The mural was done by members of Positive Street Art, a nonprofit organization based here in Nashua, NH, and their goal is to transform the often negative associations of urban art. 

The supply of paint cans represented these artists painting media. At various times, three to five artists worked on this mural over an entire day. 


Positive Street Art coordinates, promotes and administers workshops, events and activities to create a safe and violence-free environment and create a positive approach to urban art. Some of the other actives include drawing, graphic design, photography, and fashion.



Positive Arts has been cleaning up some up some areas within the city's downtown by the addition of colorful and meaningful street murals. A large patriotic themed mural was completed earlier this summer.
This mural was completed in Renaissance Park which is within walking distance of our mill apt. It will most likely be relocated in the near future and perhaps even given a name. Meanwhile, we've been enjoying its vibrant colors during several morning walks.

Are there any street art movements in your area?

11 comments:

Anvilcloud said...

Our town has created some historical murals but not street art types.

Sandra said...

I love it, especially the green swirls and I did not know they use spray paint to do these. wow

Mildred said...

How nice to be able to enjoy this mural on your walks. I don't know of anything like this near us. When we lived in Canton, GA, there were many murals painted on the downtown buildings.
I hope you both feel good today and that your afternoon will be pleasant.

William Kendall said...

Quite colourful!

Emma Springfield said...

The artists did a good job. The paintings are vibrant and inviting.

Donna OShaughnessy said...

Our town of Pontiac, Il had art done by The Wall Dogs, great recreations of 50's 60's signage that make you smile whenever you see them. These artists you show are equally amazing, so much vitality in their work.

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

Welcome, Donna and thanks for your comment. I spent some time tonite reading your current and past blogs and I recall that we had exchanged previous emails about selling our properties.

Kay G. said...

Doesn't it look like graffiti to you? I must be the only one who doesn't like this. It is very popular, I know, I saw something just like it in Eastbourne. My in-laws (who are older than I am!) also liked the brightly spray-painted wall that was in their town. For myself, I just said, "as long as you like it!" :-)

gigihawaii said...

It's not bad art.

Connie said...

That is a bright and cheerful mural. Our city had a section set off downtown for street art by local artists.

NCmountainwoman said...

Yes, we have an alley that has great graphic art on the sides of all the buildings.

I really like the middle picture better than the finished one.

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