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Baltimore's Graffiti Alley: A Hidden Oasis of Street Art

Hidden behind an auto body shop, the Load of Fun Gallery, and other non-descriptive buildings is an alley where graffiti art flourishes freely in downtown Baltimore, MD.

Photo by lislisdotnet

Emerging from the Load of Fun Gallery’s plan for murals came about a space where urban artists are able to develop and show off their craft in a safe environment. Because graffiti art is seen as a form of vandalism in general, it is rare to have a space where it can be so plentiful. Luckily, the gallery worked with the city to allow graffiti in the alley whose walls make a majority of the alley, they welcome anyone who would like to work at their space.

Because the alley is open to all, the art changes on any given day. This means that each excursion will yield different photographs. Even within a single visit, it can take a long time just to observe one section of one 10-ft wall.

Graffiti covers every wall, door, pipe, and even the ground in this side street. Each artist, whether experienced or a beginner, brings about their own style in their designs.

If you’re a fan of graffiti and street art, this is a must-see hidden location in Baltimore.

Learn more about Graffiti Alley and its history in the 2009 Baltimore Sun article below.

For More Information:
Graffiti Alley in the Baltimore Sun
Load of Fun Gallery
Graffiti Alley Flickr Group

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