Adventures in Art Appreciation: Street Galleries

Culture. A simple word with complex connotations. Like the air we breath, the best parts of our culture is all around to see and hear. We spend alot of our time passing billboards, advertising, and other visual stimuli without even realizing the effects on us. Another thing I’m sure you encounter on your day to day commute is art. Maybe not what you picture in your local gallery but it’s art non the less. Art is everywhere especially in metropolitan areas where creatives congregate.

Would you have seen this?

We spend literally entire days of our lives passing by the beauty our cities offer unknowingly. So absorbed in whatever we may have going on that we forget to look around. From murals to street performers the beauty of your city is all around you. Ever present and ever expressing the emotions that come from living in our society. They express emotions that you may realize you share with these creatives if you take the time to soak it in. It can be therapeutic to roam and experience your cities culture. I know it is for me.

We are all a product of the culture we were raised in and around. It would be a disservice to ourselves to turn a blind eye to all that is around us. It has an effect on us whether we like it or not. Might as well stop for a second and appreciate it.

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