Vitality and Verve

The Long Beach Museum of Art recently came up with an idea to allow street artists to paint whatever they wanted on the walls of the museum, free of...

The Long Beach Museum of Art recently came up with an idea to allow street artists to paint whatever they wanted on the walls of the museum, free of censorship. The project is called “Vitality and Verve: Transforming the Urban Landscape” and began this running this June.

Ron Nelson, Executive Director of the Long Beach Museum of Art said that the walls will be repainted after the exhibit is over this September.

“One of the goals behind ‘Vitality and Verve’ is to spotlight artists who are stepping out of their studios to paint on a grand scale using outdoor walls as their canvas as well as urban artists who are beginning to work in a traditional studio setting. Most of the works in this exhibition will be created on our gallery walls using both traditional and non-traditional art media. 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,” Nelson said.

Artwork by Audrey Kawasaki Read More: http://www.trueactivist.com/this-is-what-happened-when-a-museum-allowed-artists-to-paint-whatever-they-wanted-on-the-walls/

Artwork by Audrey Kawasaki

 Artwork by Cryptik

Artwork by Cryptik

Artwork by Alex Yanes

Artwork by Alex Yanes

 Artwork by Aaron Horkey

Artwork by Aaron Horkey

Artwork by David ‘Meggs’ Hooke

Artwork by David ‘Meggs’ Hooke

There are many great artists out there who don’t get an opportunity because they practice their craft outside of the traditional schools and galleries and projects like this gives these artists an opportunity to shine.

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Source: John Vibes of trueactivist.com.

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Dibs Leaño is a professional writer, journalist, and managing editor of Doodle Arts. While not working as content manager, she prefers to play computer games, feed her cats, vandalize restroom walls, draw doodles for special occasions, whine for more and plan for world domination. Follow her on Instagram, @dibsidoodles.
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