The Voice of the People

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Your Neighborhood Street Artist

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Feb 28, 2013 —  The contemporary public voice isn't limited to 160 characters of social media text. And today's modern artist isn't limited to canvasses and computer screens. Street art has exploded over the past decade into an expansive spectacle that can be installed (and removed) in the blink of an eye. This young artform transcends the meaningless act of tagging and is the ultimate medium for communication in our fast-paced and constantly shifting world. Check out some of the most impressive and unique photos of public art displays below and take a look around your own neighborhood - you never know where the next "Banksy" may be waiting. 

 

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    Discover the many cultural crossroads at the Venice Boardwalk, an eccentric beachside spot in Los Angeles where sidewalk cafés, beer gardens and marijuana doctors line the roads.

    Photo taken by Get Paid to Partier Fred Lidskog

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    Explore Nieuwe Zijds, a popular historic neighborhood brimming with coffee shops and vibrant street art in Amsterdam.

    Photo taken by Get Paid to Partier Audrey Sykes

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    Experience Poblenou, an expansive neighborhood with chill bars and unpretentious nightclubs in Barcelona.

    Photo taken by Get Paid to Partier Jody Pollara

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    Check out Friedrichshain, an alterative and edgy neighborhood in former East Berlin that has a bustling nightlife.

    Photo taken by Get Paid to Partier Lindsay Holung

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    Walk the tree-lined Calle Argumosa, a lively bohemian street in Madrid's Lavapiés neighborhood that's great for people who are looking for a unique and upbeat scene.

    Photo taken by Get Paid to Partier Hannah Kissel

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    Wander through the stalls at the Mauerpark Flea Market to catch sight of other artistic creations in Berlin.

    Photo taken by Get Paid to Partier Audrey Sykes

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    Soak in the historically artistic vibe at Montmartre - 18eme, a charming and bohemian neighborhood that housed artists such as Dalí and Picasso in Paris.

    Photo taken by Get Paid to Partier Toby Lyhne

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    Check out the mural-lined Mission and Valencia Street Corridor, which provides a testament to the rich Latin American culture that the Mission neighborhood is founded on in San Francisco. 

    Photo taken by Get Paid to Partier Ben Bradley

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    Enjoy the flourishing art scene in Cambridge/Somerville, a youthful area popular with students because of the affordable bars and cafés.

    Photo taken by Get Paid to Partier Angela Bray

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    Experience the Allston/Brighton neighborhoods, an area that houses three of Boston's universities and whose cafés and nightlife cater to the local student population.

    Photo taken by Get Paid to Partier Victoria Kichuk

Discover the many cultural crossroads at the Venice Boardwalk, an eccentric beachside spot in Los Angeles where sidewalk cafés, beer gardens and marijuana doctors line the roads.

Photo taken by Get Paid to Partier Fred Lidskog

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