Friendly Street Art

Fun, Kid-Safe Street Art

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Friendly Street Art
Family-made friendly street art. Photos: Aaron Zenz

Aaron Zenz, who blogs at Chicken Nugget Lemon Tooty, sent me this fun story about his family’s recent forays into street art. They’d watched Exit Through the Gift Shop, a fascinating documentary about Banksy and street art, and his daughter Gracie was determined to become a street artist herself. But Zenz was understandably reluctant to let his kids engage in vandalism.

Their solution was to paint rocks, sticks, and leaves, and use them to add some fun color and personality around town:

It’s a fun idea and a way for his family to engage in public stealth art without causing any permanent damage or doing anything illicit (except perhaps jumping a fence briefly, as seen in the video), and I love the way it turned out. I’m inspired to try something like this with my own kids … but not with leaves, because in Portland all the leaves are soggy.

For more photos and the full story, visit Chicken Nugget Lemon Tooty.

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