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GREENSBORO — A familiar face greets movie-goers and passersby at Red Cinemas.

Ken Jeong. 

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GREENSBORO — Drive south on Battleground Avenue and encounter a 30-foot Wonder Woman.  Walk behind The Forge and Greensboro Project Space along railroad tracks off West Lewis Street, and look for the late rapper Mac Miller, far larger than life. Travel by train through downtown and glimpse a 130-foot nude woman. 

painting
the
town

GREENSBORO — Drive south on Battleground Avenue and encounter a 30-foot Wonder Woman.  Walk behind The Forge and Greensboro Project Space along railroad tracks off West Lewis Street, and look for the late rapper Mac Miller, far larger than life. Travel by train through downtown and glimpse a 130-foot nude woman. 

painters turn vacant Greensboro shops into work of art

GREENSBORO — Passing motorists on Lawndale Drive near the Urban Loop will notice art amid the construction....  

street art designed to burst our "filter" bubbles hits Greensboro 

Greensboro, N.C. – “Topical” street art is the newest passion of Marty Kotis, who has brought diverse styles of street art — from graffiti to stencil and figurative to abstract to neo-cubism — to Greensboro. But how does a commercial developer and restaurateur become a patron of street art?  

jeks' spray painted murals part of city's growing street art scene

As far back as he can remember, Greensboro street artist Brian Lewis — who goes by his artist name JEKS — has loved creating. He can recall how much he enjoyed drawing, even as a toddler, and says his mother still has some of those early works.  

painting
the
town

He’s not an artist.

He never studied art. Never collected it. Never particularly noticed it.

Heck, he wasn’t even a comic book kid.

lumbee mural
on
battleground

The mural on Battleground Avenue, beside Burger Warfare, on the wall of Midtown Financial Advisors. It  features Tecumseh Jones, a 19-year-old Lumbee and Tuscarora Indian. The mural was commissioned by Marty Kotis, who is making a concerted effort to boost the art scene in Greensboro.  

another
amazing
midtown mural

The Guilford Green Community Center is one of the latest buildings in Greensboro to get a new mural. The mural extends around the building and onto the parking lot. The community center is located at the corner of Grecade and West Bessemer, on the eastern edge of Midtown.  

murals in Greensboro feature images of lumbee tribe members

GREENSBORO — While walking through the streets of Wilmington, you may be surprised to see the faces of local Lumbees but that’s what residents got as they unveiled the murals of Miss Lumbee Madison Davenport and Tecumseh Jones. 

Greensboro buildings become canvas for intl mural artists

GREENSBORO — A 30-foot Wonder Woman covers part of the concrete north wall of Red Cinemas.

Nearby, the mutant Wolverine and antihero Deadpool engage in combat. This is no movie poster.

tracks bazaar
murals
(Greensboro, nc)

Tracks Bazaar is a new eight-acre entertainment center in downtown Greensboro. Tracks Bazaar is currently home to a food truck park and concert bandstand and will eventually feature a beer garden, shops, restaurants, and an outdoor market. 

greensboro's
murals

Take a look at many of Greensboro's bright, bold and brilliant murals — from both local and international artists — and some of the artists behind these murals. 

murals
and
real estate

They are blooming like multicolored moss on the walls of buildings throughout urban areas. Outdoor murals, painted in a medley of styles and designs, are popping up in places as diverse as New York, Miami, Indianapolis and even Greensboro, North Carolina. 

on the road:
greensboro, nc

One of the biggest hurdles in the street art world from the perspective of the artist is getting walls to showcase their art in the first place. Many times, especially in cities where there is not a precedent for such work, there is a lot of convincing or negotiating that must happen in order to secure a wall.