Wide Open Walls: 2023
Wide Open Walls mural festival is returning with a new approach for their eighth consecutive edition. After painting California’s capitol city with 200 murals, they’re further enriching Sacramento’s landscape by enlivening local schools with artworks. In 2023 alone, Wide Open Walls has painted eight schools, sometimes near entirely, inside and outside alike, depending on each building’s architecture. Their latest work at Rosa Parks Elementary concluded May 22.
Bristol Street Art History: Nick Walker
The Third Installment on UP’s Bristol Series – Nick Walker. A Bristol born artist who’s painted vandals across the world.
Bristol Street Art History: Forty Years of Graffiti Arts – Where It All Began
As the Saatchi Gallery in London celebrates four decade of Graffiti history, Melissa Chemam retraces the history of the artists who emerged from Bristol, in this three-part series.
Frank Kozik: An Inspiration Dies
Frank Kozik, the master of sardonic incongruity who designed iconic posters for rock giants like Nirvana and Pearl Jam before becoming a pioneer in the burgeoning world of art toys, died May 7 at 61 leaving a hole in the hearts of the countless artists he inspired worldwide.
An Inconvenient Monument: Berlin’s East Side Gallery
The East Side Gallery is the largest open-air gallery in the world. Spanning about 1.3 kilometers along Berlin’s Mühlenstraße, the gallery adds much-needed splashes of color for the passengers driving by in their various transit modes – passing swatches of bright and dark colors, abstract and impressionist. The former border between East and West Berlin reflects the cornucopia of emotions felt by people worldwide when it fell on November 9, 1989. The remaining pieces of the wall speak to the division of the time, between east and west, betwixt the people and their government, and the battle of art versus graffiti.
A Journey Through the Graffiti Fanzines of Europe
A guide to the graffiti fanzines of Europe, a key element of the culture and history. Learn about BGOM, Collage, Bomber, and the underground world of swapping magazines in this unique subculture.
Do Artists Dream of Artificial Brains?
An essay examining the effect AI is having on the art market, graphic design, and publishing from the mind of UP lead graphic designer and sci-fi/fantasy writer T.F. Massetti.
Indigenous Americans: Post Colonial Expressions
The STRAAT Museum in Amsterdam and its in-house STRAAT Gallery proudly announce their upcoming exhibition Indigenous Americans: Post Colonial Expressions. This exhibition will focus on four contemporary artists with Native American heritage: Kaplan Bunce, Danielle SeeWalker, Anthony Garcia Sr. & Jaque Fragua.
March Art Madness – Tournament Bracket [Updated 4.3.23 – Final Bracket]
BeerCanvas, UP Magazine, and the NYC Art League are excited to announce the beginning of the March Art Madness Tournament! We received over 40+ submissions from artists all over the world! This past weekend, we sat down to figure out the details of how to put together a bracket that gave all artists a fair shot. Check out the announcement for more details!
The Barber Show: START Shows x Astor Hair Stylists
‘The Barber Show’ – a month long exhibition from March 31st to April 28th – features an all-star cast of New York’s rising talents, the product of a collaboration between START Shows Founder Sophocles and Astor Hairstylist’s Manager Michael ‘Big Mike’ Saviello. Read about how the collaboration came together and how it’s never too late to pursue your passion.