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Baltimore’s most distinctive bus stop was unveiled late last month on the side of the Creative Alliance in Highlandtown. The trio of giant letters — which resemble a set piece from ”Sesame Street” — has become a favorite spot for residents to lounge or pose for photos.
"It’s hit-you-over-the-head simple, but a really elegant idea," said Bill Gilmore, executive director of the Baltimore Office of Promotion & the Arts, an organizer of the project, which brought European artists to a transit stop in each of the city’s three arts districts. The initiative was funded with a $130,000 grant from the European Union National Institutes for Culture and $200,000 from ArtPlace America, Gilmore said.

Art everywhere!

baltimoresun:

Baltimore’s most distinctive bus stop was unveiled late last month on the side of the Creative Alliance in Highlandtown. The trio of giant letters — which resemble a set piece from ”Sesame Street” — has become a favorite spot for residents to lounge or pose for photos.

"It’s hit-you-over-the-head simple, but a really elegant idea," said Bill Gilmore, executive director of the Baltimore Office of Promotion & the Arts, an organizer of the project, which brought European artists to a transit stop in each of the city’s three arts districts. The initiative was funded with a $130,000 grant from the European Union National Institutes for Culture and $200,000 from ArtPlace America, Gilmore said.

Art everywhere!

Last night the Bangers hung out at the GBCA’s Station North Happy Hour at the Ynot Lot on the corner of North Avenue and Charles Street. We also got a short tour of the handful of murals located within a short walking distance of the Ynot Lot. Many were painted as a part of Open Walls Baltimore (1 and 2) including this portrait of the grandfather of a Korean restaurant owner whose restaurant is located in the SNAE district.

After Ynot, we hung out with a lot of really cool theatre folks at Figure 53’s Baltimore theatre community happy hour at Canteen.

'Twas a lovely Station North evening. Thanks to GBCA and Figure 53 for hosting the fun.

Love this community.