Tuesday, March 12, 2013
SF Bay Area street art sites
The work above is one of the weekly chalk drawings by Chalkupy, a project of the Fresh Juice Party. Each week, a group of artists go to Oakland's streets (or other locations; you might have seen TV coverage of their Chalk Walk in L.A. — to mock the Art Walk). This particular chalk came from a satellite view of an Occupy encampment in Oakland that later appeared in a Google Map. The encampment was cleared away, so Chalkupy recreated it on a sidewalk. (These “chalks” don’t last long, I heard... Oakland city officials quickly wash them away.)
Chalkupy has produced a guide on how to chalk. It has a lot of valuable techniques for planning a chalk — including how non-artists can join in on the work. Here's a link to the PDF file: Chalkupy HOW TO.
A fabulous Bay Area site for street art is Endless Canvas – Bay Area Graffiti and Street Art.