The Scenic Sidewalk

The Scenic Sidewalk

THE SCENIC SIDEWALK ( is a catalog of street art photographed in cities across the U.S., South America, Europe, Asia, Africa and Australia, beginning in 2007. The images cover a large area geographically but, in the end, represent a very small portion of the startling art you can discover in cities around the world. From Bogota to Barcelona to Beijing, from Pittsburgh to Paris, there are a lot of artists out there who, even as they make it into galleries and museums, still think the view from the sidewalk is worth a little wheatpaste and effort (and an occasional run-in with the law). And so, if you are prone to notice the scenery, you may get to see some truly inspiring/inspired pieces by artists like Judith Supine, Mariano Molina, Swoon, Ellis G.

The art is there to be discovered, and it is a constantly changing exhibition. If you find something wonderful, and then walk down the same street a few weeks later, it may still be there or been covered over or washed away by the rain. Or, like the Parisian cardboard dragon in the very first post, likely don’t exist anymore at all, as they were drawn not on solid walls but on materials that were themselves impermanent.

So pay attention.  In places where the sky comes in squares and ribbons instead of broad stretches, there are other rewards.


Photo: Taken during summer 2007; the image in the header shows artist El Mac (assumedly, as this is his work) up on a ladder making magic. You can see the finished piece here.

13 Comments so far
Leave a comment

wow, this is an amazing collection.

Comment by corinn

Truly a magnificent gathering of breathtaking art!!

Comment by Jonathan

I came across your site through seeing the work of Ellis G and found it to be one of the most diverse and informative sites on current street art.

So, consider me an avid viewer from now on.


Comment by moenipulation

this is a nice project!
i will take a look at your work…

Comment by peixesloucos

nice!! kick it our blog and drop sum comment..thank and enjoy..

kota kinabalu

Comment by lylte

very nice of you to share. thx.

Comment by R.


Comment by osin

hola soy de peru y soy artista plastico…

Comment by osin

That’s amazing..Very nice stuff.

Comment by sofia

wicked stuff, you guys should expand…

Comment by g chess

love this site! Thank you for being out here in the ether!

Comment by laura austin

super dope styles

Comment by maria

amazing collection of pieces! visit my blog to see stuff from cologne & dusseldorf 🙂

Comment by sarahkst

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: