Thursday, October 15, 2009

Axis Alley opening this sunday

Opening Reception/alley walk/barbecue on Sunday, October 18th from 2-6 pm
2014 N. Calvert through 2214 North Calvert (between 20th and 23rd street)

Axis Alley seeks through creative engagement to utilize the backyards of vacant properties and vacant lots as a  canvas for creative works that transform, activate and revitalize the overlooked, under-attended areas of Baltimore’s back alleys. In neighborhoods where the vacancy rate of properties runs high, the alley seems to become the indicator of urban difficulties…trash, rats, homeless people, prostitution and drugs. These somewhat forbidding alley’s (dark and unlit at night),while speaking of endemic problems in the city, posses a certain toxic beauty and  provide a fascinating possibility of urban intervention and creative gesture.

For more information, please check out the Axis Alley website