Friday, August 30, 2013

Paintstravaganza: Paint Louis 2013

Posted By on Fri, Aug 30, 2013 at 11:13 AM

June 2013 was a great month for the city of St. Louis, Mo., as street artists from a dozen states, even attracting graf writers from as far as Puerto Rico, revived an event that had died in 2001 called Paint Louis.

As I drove through the city simply sight-seeing, I decided to go to the St. Louis Gateway Arch. Since I have a nose for the awesome and remote, I continued driving right on past the arch, not knowing why. Suddenly, I stumbled upon what must be close to a mile of truly excellent street art.

When you first approach and go past the 1920s pumping station, there's this, which happens to be, in my opinion, one of the best crew pieces, from ATT:

Here are some more photos to look at. (To see more detail, click the image and it'll take you to the full size photo):

If you're interested in being part of a worldwide event like Paint Louis 2013, be sure to check out Meeting of Styles this September in Chicago.

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Teaser image credit: me.

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