What is street art? Street art is visual art created and displayed in public locations, traditionally in the form of graffiti. Bringing art to the streets can engage people to create and observe who may not have a background in art or cannot afford to visit galleries. As street art is such a public art form there is virtually no barrier to who can see it or create it, meaning that it’s an open and accessible creative method that can bring issues to the attention of a large number of people. It can also be an integral part of the identity of an area and therefore can be used as focal point for urban planning.
How can I do it? There are fairly strict laws against graffiti in most countries; in Kenya it is strictly prohibited and is punishable with a fine of Ksh. 2,000 to 3,000. However, local community projects like the Korogocho Streetscapes Talking Walls Project create street art through legal channels in agreed-upon areas.