BEYOND THE STREETS celebrates society’s most pervasive mark makers and rule breakers with unprecedented purpose and scale. The exhibition explores the collective urgency of using the street as a canvas for expression. People have long taken to the streets to share a name, phrase, image or cause with the world around them to force a public discourse. Streets act as the symbolically important public stage that is both local and universal, the bedrock for both public protest and anonymous action. While the subject matter varies and the mediums are many, it is in the public sphere where these messages find a home.
The inaugural BEYOND THE STREETS Los Angeles event captured the world’s attention with a monumental presentation by a myriad of historic artists in the heart of LA’s Chinatown district. The exhibition featured enlightening panel discussions hosted by legendary street art icons and presentations by contemporary artists who are continuing to redefine and reshape the art form. We hosted thousands of visitors of all ages through our LA event and sparked inspiration and conversation around the history of the street art movement that helped define the city of Los Angeles.
“The exhibition’s scope is staggering”
“Playful and smart”
“Dramatically Expands the Story of Graffiti”
“The Biggest Street Art Show Ever”