Cambridge's Street Art Story
by Quinn Madden
Getting to know a 34 year old mural...
Cambridge is riddled with colorful art new and old. Murals by David Galvez date back nearly 34 years and the technicolor tags in Graffiti Alley are changing constantly. Older murals like Crossroads, located on 48 Pearl Street, capture the diverse population of actual Cambridge inhabitants. Each face has a story behind it. These images strengthen the camaraderie in Cambridge's tight knit artsy community.
Besides Fichter's work, there are many other cases of the community having a direct influence on Cambridge's murals. In contemporary artist Shilo Suleman's work, Belonging, he collaborated with Students from the NuVu Studio.
While these murals prevail throughout time, Cambridge's famous Monica Alley, otherwise known as Graffiti Alley is constantly changing. Not only are the walls of this alley riddled with artists tags but this alley contains images and messages with political purpose.
The graffiti is constantly changing, but soon enough so will one long standing mural located on the wall of the Middle East Nightclub.
Cambridge is thick with close knit neighborhood feel and extremely woke upcoming artists. With it's roots still marking the bricks with original murals and ever changing graffiti marking others, Cambridge's street art story is nowhere near over.