At today's Gamma Gallery Street Art Competition, the emphasis is on one thing: lettering style. "Some graffiti artists do a readable style, some do wild style," says Gamma, local muralist and organizer of the event. And their creativity will be what is judged in the competition.
KOZE, EMIT, PAYER and other well-known artists from crews across Colorado will come out to do battle on a legal wall at 303 Lashley Street in Longmont, with the challenge opening up to the public at noon. Judging will wrap up around 6 p.m., with the best work chosen by the audience. Then a panel of graffiti-scene players and veterans will choose a winner. All artists will be competing for a large cash prize, plus runner-up swag provided by Day in the Lyfe magazine and All City Spray Paint.
Food and music will accompany the free, family-friendly competition, with everyone invited to cast a vote for his or her favorite artist. For more information on today's battle, visit www.facebook.com/gammagallery or call 720-429-2004.
Sat., June 2, 12-6 p.m., 2012
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