“Times are changing and Norfolk needs to change with the times and let these artists free,” said Glaser, who served for 16 years on the New York City Fire Department, including spending 10 days digging for friends after 9/11.
Free walls are known attractions not just to artists, but to tourists, worldwide. People love to see what’s new. Legal walls also act as a deterrent to unwanted tagging. In Boston, for example, “A graffiti mural that began as a response to the growing problem of obscene messages scrawled upon a prominent wall has become a local institution with a national and even international following.”
1. Don’t paint on the door, electric box, on the neighbors’ buildings or on the street.
Actually, I guess there’s only one rule. I’ll add a couple more of my own: if you’re going to cover up someone else’s work, respect their work enough to bring your A game. And, c’mon, we all know what would get this shut down. Easy on extreme imagery.
Big love to Tommy Sr. and Pu for taking the initiative and making this happen. Projects like this are what the arts district is all about.