Freiburg is a special city. They have found an excellent solution for working with street artists. Rather than considering street art to be vandalism and attempting to eliminate it (impossible), they have provided “legal walls” for painters. In total there are approximately 15 legal walls throughout the city. Artists appreciate these spaces because they can work and show their art without safety or legal fears. Additionally, with so many walls, there is enough space for everyone.
Interestingly, the artists in Freiburg have kind of self-organized how the spaces are used. Beginning artists tend to use the spaces outside of the city center for practice and developing skills. As the artist gets better, they move closer to the city center. The walls in the city tend to have the best artwork.
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