Ecb from Open Walls Baltimore, United States
Station North Arts & Entertainment, Inc. presented Open Walls Baltimore 1 and 2 in the spring of 2012 and 2014, respectively. Open Walls Baltimore is an international festival of site-specific street art, performance, and installations in the Station North Arts & Entertainment District of Baltimore, Maryland. More than 30 outstanding artists from Baltimore, New York, Europe and South America, selected by curator Gaia, created large-scale painted murals and installations throughout Station North between March and June. These sites have been selected to draw visitors across the District, to produce artistic gateways to Station North, and to challenge artists to tell the story of legacy and revitalization in this central Baltimore neighborhood, which is experiencing renewed vibrancy through the arts. In addition to murals, OWB included a range of additional programming under the banner Open Walls Baltimore X. This included Play the Plaza, a residency by the Urban Playground Group, a British Performance-Parkour team, who animated Penn Station plaza with free performances and workshops, and a set of workshops by Stop Telling Women to Smile.