1Hanksy and friends add some color to an abandoned brownstone
Guests who were invited to attend the gallery were told how to find the building by locating a particular mural out front, and those who were lucky enough to be invited to the event were treated to a building full of colorful works by the likes of Royce Bannon, B.D. Wong and ELLE that filled every room of the house.
2Abandoned paris nightclub turned into stylish gallery
That's exactly what happened to the Les Baines Douches night club, where 50 practitioners of both street art and fine art added signature pieces to the interior and created their own pop up gallery.
Many of the works incorporate elements of the building's deconstruction into artists' pieces. Each piece also gets its own room which is rather unique among normally chaotic street art galleries.
3Nikita Nomerz gives abandoned buildings a face of their own
Nikita even gave facial features to old steel drums, fallen trees, and facades – anything laying around the abandoned buildings got its own face.
Nikita's works are not always confined to one building, but many of his faced buildings are on the same lot, forming a kind of outdoor street art gallery of comedic characters.
4100 artists turn an abandoned building into a gallery
With 36 apartments to artistically renovate and over 4500 square meters to use as a canvas, street artists left nothing room uncovered, creating color and pattern motifs that would actually look pretty sharp inside any home in need of an interior design makeover.
5Detroit parking garage turned into multi-level gallery
The pieces cover walls within the parking garage levels, and in the future they will be painted over and new art will be put up, that way the gallery will continue to allow different street artists to proudly display their works.
6The Baltimore Slumlord Project turns eyesores into works of art
They let street artists add much needed color to the crumbling structures in hopes of bringing attention to the fact that slumlords are letting these buildings decay.
They call their beautification efforts The Slumlord Project, and they're turning the entire neighborhood into one great big art gallery, one building at a time.
The exteriors are painted with large murals, or wheat pasted posters, many of which feature inspirational messages and imagery to remind the residents not to give up the fight.
7Abandoned Italian psychiatric hospital haunted by street art spirits
Herbert's creepy shadow themed art seems to fit right in with the wheelchairs, crumbling walls and medical equipment left behind when the building was vacated. The spectral figures can be seen throughout the hospital, so it's no longer left abandoned!
8Washington, D.C. building goes from spy tech to street art
The building was home to a company that worked with spy satellites for the U.S. government, but was vacated when the city's industrial sector moved uptown, so street artists were given the outside of the building to do with as they saw fit until it comes down.
Since December 2013, artists like Kelly Towles and Jasper Wong have been painting massive murals on the side of the main building and in the parking lot, turning what was once the site of urban decay into an outdoor art venue. Vistors can watch as their city gets a much needed facelift.
9Urban explorers discover a Batman graffiti gallery in Belgium
PETE ONE has some serious artistic skills, painting spot on versions of Batman: The Animated Series characters alongside stylish versions of the Joker and the Dark Knight himself.
PETE ONE chose to put an abandoned building to good use, perhaps inspiring other street artists to help him build up his superhero-themed street art gallery.
10French artists use an abandoned buildings as canvases for optical illusions
When viewed from the proper perspective, each painted room gives the illusion of a framed picture. Depth and dimension come to life when someone is standing in just the right place in the middle of each mural.
The dilapidated buildings serve as a unique canvas that locals can now visit and trip out on.
11Graffiti artists + unlimited paint = One colorful warehouse gallery
You get a warehouse full of amazing paintings, that's what.
When the artists collectively known as SOFLES were offered an entire warehouse as a canvas and all the paint they could possibly need, they went a little crazy. With a little help from some very tall ladders, scaffold towers and a unified vision for the overall design, members of SOFLES covered the walls with 25 foot tall characters, bold lettering, and wall-to-wall street art awesomeness.