Cincinnati has a history with graffiti. Being the birthplace of ScribbleJam, “America’s Largest Hip Hop Festival” (which included a graffiti competition during the 13 years the festival ran); the eponymous Scribble Magazine; and the Beautiful Losers street art exhibition at the CAC helped create that reputation — but all had their roots in the flourishing local street art movement. Irish graffiti artist Maser will pick up that torch Friday at the Pendleton’s Final Friday Get Up: An Urban Ballyhoo of Artistic Expression street art extravaganza, featuring DJs (DJ Clockwork), bands (Archer’s Paradox, Black Signal) and an environment of art installations.
For the past week, Maser has been creating a mural on the wall of 522 E.
12th St. in Pendleton. The piece is only one of a larger collection of murals that will be created in different cities in the coming year, all representing themes of strength and positivity — and Cincinnati is only Maser’s second stop. Maser, whose work ranges from Stephen Powers-esque hand-painted inspirational messages to more conceptual-based landscape interventions, will undoubtedly add color and a touch of hope to an area of Cincinnati in need of both.
7-11 p.m. Free. 528 E. 12th St., Pendleton, theagar.com.
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