Ben Franklin Store Ghost Sign in Rapid City, SD

Ben Franklin Store Ghost Sign in Rapid City, SD

Toys! Souvenirs! Home needs! What? This ghost sign for the Ben Franklin Store is located on 7th St. in Rapid City, SD between St. Joseph and Main Sts.
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Colorado Crush in Denver

Colorado Crush in Denver

Entering its 5th year, Denver’s Colorado Crush is a day-long, block party-like celebration of hip hop culture, including graffiti in the form of legal murals painted during the event by artists from across the US.
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Looking Back: Best VL Posts of 2013

Ave Maria Grotto by Brother Joseph Zoettl

What a year it’s been, filled with so many adventures! These are my favorite experiences of 2013, including some Cincinnati gems as well as public art and architecture elsewhere, plus some crazy nature to boot. There was a lot of Art Deco exploration this year, from Miami Beach to Rockefeller Center.
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The Bushwick Collective in NYC

The Bushwick Collective Murals in NYC

Centered on the intersection of St. Nicholas Ave. and Troutman St. in Brooklyn, The Bushwick Collective is a series of murals and street art pieces curated by neighborhood resident Joseph Ficalora, who invites artists from all over the world to contribute artwork on legal walls that he has secured for them.
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Art Alley in Rapid City, SD

Art Alley in Rapid City, SD

Art Alley is located in downtown Rapid City, SD between Main and St. Joseph Sts. from 6th to 7th St. Though about 8 years old, this ongoing public art project was recently restored and cleaned up and, on my visit, featured mostly aerosol art with some canvases, wheat pasted pieces and even a knit-bombing of some sort.
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