Shout It in the Streets
516 ARTS brings the noise
It was time to see; now it’s time to listen.
STREET ARTS: A Celebration of Hip Hop Culture & Free Expression began in October with graffiti and its nerdy cousin, street art. The streets of Downtown Albuquerque—a city with a long and often acrimonious relationship with graffiti—saw artists putting up posters and murals, beautifying the scenery. 516 ARTS Executive Director Suzanne Sbarge and Program Coordinator Francesca Searer say that so far, the exhibit has opened the conversation they had hoped for.
“It could have been just a big fight,” Sbarge says. “But there has been a lot of intelligent dialoging.”