Many street artists are often discredited for their chosen line of art. A far cry from studio loft where he hibernates whilst working on their latest works, they are out and about in the very streets of their hometowns, creating art where they see it. Long Beach Museum of Art had a genius idea to allow street artists a blank canvas in their exhibitions, allowing them to create their own works as they see fit.
The project is known as “Vitality and Verve: Transforming the Urban Landscape” which displays works of not just street artists who are taking a new approach, but studio artists trying their hand at street art. “Most of the works in this exhibition will be created on our gallery walls using both traditional and non-traditional art media,” explains Ron Nelson, Executive Director of the Long Beach Museum of Art. “Once the exhibition ends, the walls will be repainted and prepared for the next exhibition. Therefore, it is important for art enthusiasts to see this amazing exhibition before it closes.”