More than a dozen artists from all over the world are descending on Downtown this week, transforming shuttered motels, parking garages and plain old walls into works of art that will live long past the Foo Fighters’ final chords. Pieces include Irish artist Maser’s stripey installation (1), Fintan Magee’s fantastical scene (2), Li-Hill’s sculptural work (3), Roa’s horny toad (complete with shooting blood) (5) and a whimsical wall by locals Sush Machida and Tim Bavington (4)—all helping turn the ’hood into an urban art gallery, and making life a little more beautiful.
It’s not the craziest idea to visit the festival just to see the art, and this year there’s more of it than ever.
Like the other critters lurking among the 32 works, the pickled fish carry environmental messages.
She also sees Core Contemporary as an event space—hosting classes, lectures, artist talks and even the odd office holiday party.
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