Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock, you know that Open Walls Baltimore 2 is an international festival of site-specific street art, performance, and installations in the Station North Arts & Entertainment District.
Building on the success of 2012′s inaugural Open Walls, more than 15 outstanding artists from Baltimore, New York, Europe and South America, selected by curator Gaia, have created large-scale painted murals and installations throughout Station North between March and June 2014. In addition to murals, OWB2 included a range of additional programming under the banner Open Walls Baltimore X. This includes Play the Plaza, a residency by the Urban Playground Group, a British Performance-Parkour team, who animated Penn Station plaza with free performances and workshops. Play the Plaza is part of TRANSIT, an initiative of the Washington, DC cluster of the European Union National Institutes for Culture and the Baltimore Office of Promotion and the Arts, supported by a grant from the EU delegation in the US. Read on.