Graffiti is defined as images or lettering scratched, scrawled, painted or marked in any manner on buildings, bridges, or other surfaces. Graffiti may appear as anything from simply words to elaborate murals. However, it is also considered vandalism and can be an eyesore and economic burden in underused or abandon areas. To combat this costly problem, many cities have organized designated graffiti art spaces, or business owners have partnered with local artists to create murals on their properties.
Through this contest, Alcatraz East brings attention to creative solutions and partnerships, and provides street artists with an opportunity to showcase their talents and techniques. Judged by local law enforcement and art professionals, finalists will compete for cash prizes and the chance to have their winning pieces exhibited inside the museum!
The deadline for entry is September 1, 2022 and you will be notified of your eligibility by September 7, 2022. Please make sure you keep the contest date open from 6am-12pm for the actual event.
Spectators are welcome to watch the artists create their graffiti from 8am- 12pm. Viewing is located in the museum parking lot.