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STREET ART EVENTS

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Graffiti Contest/Battle

Graffiti contests are usual a part of a larger event that involves hip-hop and street skate cultures just to name a few. Theses battles create large audiences and participates them to watch and choose the winners of the battle. The preparations for these battles require permissions from the authorities (if they are located outside) and creates a controlled event rather than rampant tagging on unwanted properties.

Commissioned/Requested Murals

Companies that commission street artist to paint their buildings or artists that request permission to paint on their buildings creates a positive relationship between artists and companies in a legal manner. This creates an opportunity to enforce a positive image for the artists and large pieces of art that can be painted with care and time.

Street Spotting/Cataloging/Mapping

Street art mapping sites

These sites provide locations of  important street art in various countries. It creates a guide for people who want to see specific artworks from specific artists.


http://www.streetartlocator.com/

Workshops/Art Demonstrations

Graffiti workshops are a popular way to teach people the techniques involved in the art. It is way to nurture young talent. These workshops can also be utilized for company add campaigns that provide for the culture. These companies include Adidas and Nike which provides street wear.


Campaigns

OBEY/Andre the Giant has a Posse, is a street art and viral marketing campaign that uses Gen-X media manipulation to spread. The simple appeal of the iconic stencils and stickers provided a simple template that could be mass produced and applied worldwide.

Don’t ban the can

This campaign promotes awareness to the social community by holding events that combines hip-hop and street skate cultures. These campaigns strive to preserve some street art works and also designate legal areas for graffiti such as large storm water drains.

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