The Walls Are Alive in Albany

How & Nosm (photo by Luna Park)

The Street Spot took to the road this past weekend to check out Albany’s inaugural Living Walls festival in person. Samson Contompasis of the Marketplace Gallery worked tirelessly for the better part of a year to bring world-class street artists to his hometown and to convince the New York State capital that his vision for urban renewal was one worth pursuing. Just as we pulled up to the How & Nosm wall above, a woman with a small band of children emerged from the community center across the road. Upon seeing us staring up at the mural, she started beaming widely, gushing about how much she loved it, and telling us what a miracle it was. This was but one of many positive encounters we had with the people of Albany – if their reactions are any indication, then I’d say Living Walls was a huge success. Below are some of my favorite images from the weekend – stay tuned for Becki’s impressions.

Roa (photo by Luna Park)
Broken Crow (photo by Luna Park)
Broken Crow (photo by Luna Park)
Broken Crow (photo by Luna Park)
Broken Crow in progress (photo by Luna Park)
Never & White Cocoa (photo by Luna Park)
Cake (photo by Luna Park)
Michael DeFeo (photo by Luna Park)
Michael DeFeo (photo by Luna Park)
Nanook & Gaia (photo by Luna Park)
Joe Iurato (photo by Luna Park)
Doodles in progress (photo by Luna Park)
Clown Soldier (photo by Luna Park)
Noh J Coley (photo by Luna Park)
Noh J Coley in progress (photo by Luna Park)
N'DA (photo by Luna Park)
N'DA (photo by Luna Park)
OverUnder (photo by Luna Park)
OverUnder (photo by Luna Park)
OverUnder (photo by Luna Park)
OverUnder (photo by Luna Park)

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Luna Park

graffiti + street art aficionada, photographer, documentarian, librarian, cat lady

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