Centre-fuge Announces Cycle 6, Will Continue Through 2013

Posted on: November 20th, 2012 at 6:18 am by

Thanks to the grassroots Centre-fuge project on East First Street, the block has quickly become a haven for street art. The advent of a legit commissioned initiative was enough to solidify its status as creative “destination.” Not quite the same level as Tony Goldman’s wall, but better off for it. Painting day is always analogous to an old-school block party, and is seemingly welcomed by all. And now it’s time to usher in the latest series of artwork.

Cycle 6 of Centre-fuge painting begins one week from Thursday (November 29), and the last to grace this mid-block trailer in 2012. It’s a celebration of the last year, and will feature 26 of the 40 total artists who helped make this creative dream a reality. Not to worry, though – the trailer will continue boasting artwork through 2013.

In addition to seasoned street artists, Centre-fuge is teaming with Cre8tive YouTH*ink, an arts youth development collective committed to “the creative development of an ethical, critical thinking, and socially engaged urban youth constituency.”

Bonus: The art spillover effect reached the Abetta Boiler & Welding garage last spring. With the help of Pebbles, former participant artist Dr. Whom had been hired for this gate mural. Very industrial.

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