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This short documentary was shot over the course of a month during a 6 week entrepreneurial project at "Writerz Blok" located in San Diego, California. Writerz Blok is the first graffiti art park in the nation, and it features over 10,000 sq. ft of paint-able walls, where people can come and paint legally. It is a urban art park that attracts people from all around the world that come specifically to San Diego to Writerz Blok to paint. It is an artistic movement that is attracting youth from all over San Diego and it is developing positive change in the community.
"Contents Under Pressure: The Writing on the Wall" was a unique exhibit featuring 30 years of urban art created by San Diego-based graffiti artists and Hip Hop photographers -- from the inception of Hip Hop in San Diego, to present day — and how today's artists are showing the world that graffiti is a legitimate and museum-worthy art form.
As part of the commitment to sustainability, the Writerz Blok along with Diamond Management, Inc. and the Jacobs Center for Neighborhood Innovation, is sponsoring a free electronic waste recycling event on Saturday, April 28 to help community members and businesses recycle properly dispose of old or unwanted electronics in a sustainable and environmentally friendly manner.
A review of efforts by non-profits to create jobs and boost the economy, including eight case studies. One of which was Writerz Blok. Visit philanthropycollaborative.org for more info about the Philanthropy Collaborative.
Writerz Blok will be featured as one of the guest street performers at this weekend's Seaport Village Spring Busker Festival.
Saturday and Sunday, March 24 - 25 , 12 - 5pm.
Posted on December 30, 2011 / Art Pulse
For two weeks from Nov. 1-16, San Diego-based mural and graffiti group Writerz Blok will be creating a site-specific mural for the San Diego Museum of Art, inspired by our special exhibition Mexican Painting from the Andrés Blaisten Collection and featuring homepages to artists who are represented in the Museum’s permanent collection. The public is invited to view the artists at work each night in the Sculpture Court.
September 9, 2011 / The Huffington Post Arts
June 26, 2011 / Third Coast Digest
March 9, 2011 / mcasd.com Press Room
January 13, 2011 / San Diego Uptown News
January 24, 2011 / KUSI - Good Morning San Diego
September 17, 2010 / NBC - San Diego News
May 09, 2002 / San Diego Union Tribune