Hopscotch Intersection: Four Artists Hack 16 Public Crosswalks

Hopscotch Intersection: 4 Artists Hack sixteen Public Crosswalks

Report by Urbanist, filed underneath Street Ar2rk & Graffiti in the Ar2rk category.

zebra crossing zipper art

Sixteen crosswalks at 4 intersections in Baltimore are the subject of a street-spanning public art task that re-imagines white-on-black zebra striping, each with a special twist.

zebra hopscotch aerial view

Sponsored by the  Baltimore Workplace of Promotion and the Arts, the first 2 of the series are already comprehensive with 2 much more nevertheless to come.

zebra baltimore pedestrian interactions

Artist Paul Bertholet is behind the giant zip-up crosswalk while Graham Coreil-Allen designed the hopscotch-styled variant (additional pictures under by Graham Coreil-Allen).

zebra intersection crosswalk construction

1 purpose of this set of tasks is to add a creative touch around the city’s Westside Arts and Enjoyment District, attracting guests and interaction even though assisting define the neighborhood.