Maryland Morning
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Mon August 11, 2014

Huge Urban Art Park Proposed Near MICA

Area where the proposed urban art park could be developed.
Area where the proposed urban art park could be developed.
Credit via the Section 1 Project website
If you’ve spent any time in Baltimore’s Station North Arts and Entertainment District, you’ve probably peeked into Graffiti Alley. As its name implies, graffiti blankets every inch of a cramped little alley off of Howard Street near North Avenue. What if you gave all of that graffiti a little room to breathe? Say, 3.5 acres worth of room.

A group in Baltimore wants to build the world’s largest urban art park, at 3.5 acres, a stone’s throw from Graffiti Alley underneath the Jones Falls Expressway. It’s the brainchild of Richard Best. He joins Sheilah to talk about it.

Check out the Baltimore Business Journal's slideshow of the proposed urban art park space here.