Wikipedia defines Street art as ‘an umbrella term defining forms of visual art created in public locations, usually unsanctioned artwork executed outside of the context of traditional art venues.’ A lot of street art in and around San Jose is hardly unsanctioned, thanks to the Art Box Project SJ driven by Tina Morrill. She identified several utility boxes across SJ (especially in Downtown), collected contribution from the community, recruited artists and got the boring grey metal boxes converted into beautiful art pieces. As of January 2013, 40 boxes were done and more were in progress. Check out their FB page to see more beautiful paintings and know more about the project..
Here are some pictures I could capture. Unfortunately, I do not have artist names.
The first three pictures were taken in Downtown SJ. The fourth one is on Bascom. This one is my fav.
Outside University of Art, Meridian Avenue
See how SJ is so decked up?
When I came to SJ a year ago I was looking for walls filled with graffiti and art. I didn’t find those walls but these paintings made up for it.
Here are some more pictures I took in several cities.
Wall Art on Museum of Monterey, Monterey.
The above two were taken in San Luis Obispo Downtown
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