The MMAP team, as well as the artist Louise Mackie, from Warmbaby, and the artist Linda Trunzo walked along Market Street on Monday morning identifying possible 'idle' spaces in which to stage our projects in March. As the number of vacant storefronts in mid-market is quite high, it gave us many exciting possibilities. Take a look at our pictures below!
Which site(s) would you want to use for an art installation?
The old Strand Theatre, now boarded up and covered with a lovely mural by Paz de la Calzada. Read more about the history of the Strand and Paz's mural here.
The MMAP team and Louise Mackie in front of a boarded up vacant lot on Market between 7th and 8th. A possible site for Warmbaby's peepholes?
The MMAP team in front of the old Merrill's Drug Store with a newly painted sun mural by a local mid-market artist.
Peering down Market Street with Chor Boogie's mural, The Color Therapy of Perception, on the right hand side of the vacant Hollywood Billiards building. Read more about his project here.
The MMAP group walking towards The Luggage Store.
Now that we have identified possible sites for our artist's projects, our next step is contacting the landlords and the city for the appropriate permissions and permits.