Outerspace Project brings eye-popping street art to Atlanta this week

New murals will be invigorating many walls in various in-town Atlanta neighborhoods this week during the second annual Outerspace Project, a gathering of street artists from Atlanta, the West Coast, Europe and South America.

Coordinated by Atlanta mural artist Greg Mike and his ABV creative agency and gallery, the events of the week will culminate in the Big Bang Block Party on Saturday, June 25, at Terminal West, with live art, skateboard demonstrations and music from The Motet, Rubblebucket and others.

It’s a street art event akin to the enormous Living Walls conference, which brings a wave of new outdoor art to the city every year (except in 2015, when the Living Walls conference was cancelled.)

A map showing the locations of the Outerspace murals, underway since last Saturday, can be found at the Outerspace Project website. (Many of them are being painted in East Atlanta, along DeKalb Avenue and in West Midtown.)

Many of last year’s works are still on display and are still fresh, including a wonderful tessellation of ninja Kermit-the-Frog faces on a DeKalb Avenue wall.

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On Wednesday night the muralists will gather at Sound Table near the MLK Center to toast a new work on the club’s exterior wall by Argentinean artist Felipe Pantone.

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