Street Hunt: POW! WOW! Long Beach- Part Uno

At the Varden Hotel on 4th and Pacific in Long Beach, CA

Street art purists bemoan the loss of ephemerality of sanctioned walls, that it no longer requires artists to employ stealth, speed, and creativity to complete a mural all while dodging law enforcement, and that it loses its impact of unexpectedly running into a powerful image in the street that wasn’t there the night before. ¬†I can agree with that. ¬†However, I think there’s still room for community participation in street art that invites casual observers to dive in headfirst to naturally grow the movement.

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