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Monday, August 31, 2009

Urban Scrawl III

This past Saturday marked the 3rd year of Urban Scrawl in Columbus, OH.

Urban Scrawl = art, crafts, skateboarding, breakdancing, vegan hot dogs, Hip Hop, graffiti, and artists coming together with a common goal - to create a vibrant Franklinton.

Franklinton—long considered one of the most depressed areas of central Columbus—is beginning to show signs of life and color. And Urban Scrawl is a driving force behind that effort.

Murals and artwork from past Urban Scrawls have been hung on buildings around Franklinton, said Nikos Fyodor Rutkowski, Urban Scrawl founder and president of the Franklinton Arts District. The artwork creates an aesthetic counterpoint to the neighborhood’s blight, Rutkowski said.

“It adds color where there wasn’t any,” said Jim Sweeney, Executive Director of the Franklinton Development Association. “It’s amazing to see the changes. Hats off to Urban Scrawl.”
-Columbus Underground

The artists who participated in this were AMAZING. Here are just a few of the pieces that were being worked on throughout the day.

1 comment:

Amy Lilley Designs said...

FABULOUS!!!...looks like the contributions were all heartfelt...just great that artists took the time to give back, to contribute in the very best way they ca...w/ a big expression of themselves..