01: Spring Into Milton Twp. Skate Park: Street Art vs Vandalism
This past Sunday was a lovely day to skate the park! The sun was shining and birds were chirping as we swept the concrete and worked on covering up some of the inappropriate graffiti. Phallic symbols drawn with the wrong type of spray paint and misspellings of simple words point to alternatively expressive kids tagging the park.
Graffiti art is one of the most radical movements in contemporary art, and it is also referred to as Street Art, Spraycan Art, Subway Art, or Aerosol Art. It usually includes images painted on buildings, skate parks and other surfaces. Street art, as a result, is a legal form of art, a much more difficult and interesting process. Meanwhile, vandalism is a type of illegal art that usually involves small items like tags and is often illegal. Security cameras are on order and cleanup of the existing inappropriate tagging is being scheduled!
One event we’re really looking forward to is having an art day at the park! Local artists of all ages can come and tag the park with colorful art that can be appreciated by all.
If you are a local artist and would like to contribute your art to the park, please reach out to us through our contact form on miltontwpskatepark.org
Keep an eye on MiltonTwpSkatePark.org for events and updates!
Article Reference: What is a graffiti artist?