Nainital graffiti jam
For the longest time in Indian history, Nainital has been a tourist hub in the north. The great lakes and surrounding peaks form a picturesque escape for everyone. The tourist economy has greatly benefited the locals as well.
Graffiti and hip hop have brought a number of spots like the Marol Art District, Asalpha village and Chapel road in Mumbai along with the Lodhi Art District in Delhi in spotlight as they sit at the intersection of an art rebellion happening on the streets that is attracting a new wave of tourism in these places. Its giving the locals a new cultural vibe and changing the landscape for generations to come.
The Nainital Graffiti Scene is an effort by the Nainital District Development Authority (NDDA) led by their Vice Chairman Mr. Rohit Meena and Secretary Mr. Pankaj Upadhyay to throw open the doors of Nainital to graffiti artists from across India to try and bring in this new culture.
They hope to make a visual impact on the already scenic aesthetics of the town. Wicked Broz is proud to partner with the NDDA and organize a series of activities in this regard. The event held on 29-30 Dec 2019 was just a taste of things to come.
The prime attraction was a graffiti jam at the old ghoda stand park. Rez, Afzan, Dkrypt, Gayab, Prasenjit, Letteringhands and Shruti changed the face of the walls in one straight day.
They combined their powers to spell out “Hip Hop Naintial Hustle Travel Explore Stay Wild”. We organized a Bboying cypher, Rap cypher and open graffiti workshop for the passerbys for free. Over 500 people gathered at the park in the two days.
The Wicked Broz crew was let loose on Nainital at other locations including the newly renovated public toilet on Mall road and the walls of the cricket stadium at Mallital. In 4 days we covered over 1500 sqft of Nainital.