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Redefining Graffiti: A Community Art Space in Motion

Alex Van Putten

In my hometown of Tacoma, Washington, the Graffiti Garages provide a free and legal venue for graffiti artists to demonstrate their work. Formerly a long-term parking garage for downtown residents, this simple structure on Broadway has become an artist's dream - open 6 days a week for artists to create and 24/7 for the public to enjoy, the Garages act as an urban outlet which seeks to redefine an art which is frequently dismissed as delinquent vandalism.

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