Behind the shops on 19th Avenue between Osborn Rd and Mulberry Dr, there are several walls dedicated to graffiti art murals. I've always thought this was a good thing. Give people a space to be creative. Mind you, I think graffiti art and graffiti — otherwise knows as "tagging" — are two different things. The former is art, and enhances walls that are otherwise barren and boring; the latter mars walls that belong to people who would rather keep them bare, and consists of nothing more than initials that take little artistry to apply. I, personally, am happy to see this creative outlet in my neighborhood, and I wish the kids who paint initials on walls would stop doing that and join in painting art on walls like these instead.
The business owners whose rear walls are painted have all agreed to allow the graffiti artists to paint here, and the paints are donated by Montana Spanish Paints.