Crosswalk art (274738)

The city of Lancaster is joining the worldwide crosswalk art movement on Monday, Jan. 28, when it will commence the installation of a series of murals by The Art of Chase in the intersection crosswalks of The Blvd and Ehrlich Avenue.

While the intersection will be closed to street traffic for this unique event, the city encourages residents to come out to see the artist in action from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. each day, until the installation is complete. The project is estimated to conclude on Jan. 30.

The Art of Chase is known for unique and humorous paintings that brighten our day-to-day-lives. Chase will use the city’s existing road marking stencils to create the four unique crosswalk murals. The symbols, lettering, and arrows will be patterned and layered to create an eye-catching graphic artwork that feels strangely familiar until the viewer too realizes that the artwork is a mash-up of roadway signage. This design is intentionally crafted to bring a whole new meaning to the term ‘street art’.

Chase moved to Los Angeles from Belgium in the 1990s to skateboard and enjoy the budding art scene. This is where Chase began his foray into the street art world on a large scale, offering a new mode of communication through imagery and quirky text. Chase’s mantra “where there’s a wall, there’s a way,” has given rise to more than 400 The Art of Chase murals worldwide.

For more information regarding The Art of Chase, visit www.theartofchase.com. Learn more about the Lancaster project by visiting the city’s Facebook page.