In spring of 2012, Station North Arts & Entertainment, Inc. joined forces with Gaia, a resident of Station North and leader in the international street art movement, to produce Open Walls Baltimore. Over the course of two months, an unparalleled outdoor exhibition of twenty three murals and installations created by twenty nine street artists was mounted in Station North Arts & Entertainment District.
The Open Walls murals have enlivened public spaces, stimulated community revitalization and national dialogue, and attracted visitors and investors to Station North. Part public art project, part community revitalization strategy, Open Walls Baltimore has brought increased attention, civic pride, and increased investment to the Station North Arts District, its artists and businesses.
This year, Open Walls Part 2 is back with an international roster of 15 artists from altimore, New York, Europe and South America, all selected by curator Gaia. The artists will each create large-scale painted murals and installations throughout Station North between March and June 2014. These sites have been selected to draw visitors across the District, to produce artistic gateways to Station North, and to challenge artists to tell the story of legacy and revitalization in this central Baltimore neighborhood, which is experiencing renewed vibrancy through the arts. Read on.