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Graffitti in Broadlands

Discussion in 'Broadlands Community Issues' started by Born Yesterday, Jul 1, 2016.

  1. Born Yesterday

    Born Yesterday New Member

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    Just saw the latest Broadlands Blast email. There is a link to a Graffitti Workshop being held at the Nature Center. Is this for real? Are there really people who are going to spend $150 to teach their nine-year-olds how to vandalize the neighborhood? There's a topic in this very forum about who to contact to report graffitti in Broadlands.

    https://www.broadlandshoa.org/events/graffitti-workshop/

    Details from the information page:

    Description: Come and learn how to paint giant on walls and tunnels. No experience required.

    Minimum Age requirement: 9+

    When: Wednesday July 6- Saturday July 9 (Saturday is optional)

    Who on earth thought this would be a good idea?
     
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  2. bgirl

    bgirl New Member

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    My husband and I had the same thought!
     
  3. Jeff R

    Jeff R New Member

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    My wife & I also had the same thought. I wrote a detailed comment on the HOA facebook page to no response & its not posted anymore. I'm sure this means our HOA fees will rise again in 2017 when we have to pay for weekly tunnel cleanups! Maybe concerned parents should show up on the spot and let them know how we feel?
     
  4. T8erman

    T8erman Well-Known Member

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    Perhaps this sponsored graffiti is much like what large cities do. Let these kids do their art work in a tasteful way and just maybe that alleviates the desire to do "unwanted" graffiti.
     
  5. Born Yesterday

    Born Yesterday New Member

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    I didn't realize that anyone in Broadlands actually "wanted" graffiti.
     
  6. jwf

    jwf Active Member

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    I don't. That is why I live here and not in the city. I like my nature unspoiled by someone painting giant.
     
  7. T8erman

    T8erman Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, those tunnels are pure "unspoiled nature". They also get graffiti'd often... so why not graffiti that is deemed appropriate and done by Broadlands residents?
     
  8. KTdid

    KTdid Well-Known Member

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    Stirring the pot...

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  9. jwf

    jwf Active Member

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    So what happens when people graffiti over the sponsored graffiti? This just seems like a bad idea all the way around.

    If you want to spruce up the tunnels then by all means have the board discuss it. I am sure no one would object to hearing ideas.
     
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  10. T8erman

    T8erman Well-Known Member

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    BAD graffiti happens often enough already! As for sprucing up concrete walls, can you think of anything better than "nice" graffiti? Sure, some will paint over parts but overall a tunnel full of good art will certainly outweigh the occasional "tagging". Or maybe we should fill up the tunnels to prevent any graffiti. Yeah, that's the ticket!
     

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