In Downtown Spartanburg, SC, sidewalk chalk is not just something for kids anyone, it could be something that saves lives. In an area that has a lot of foot traffic and car traffic, residents were getting nervous and looking for creative solutions to keep people safe. Then someone had a great idea – what if they could keep the town safer and look better in the process?
We have all been on a crosswalk before. Maybe you’ve even lept from line to line pretending the white stripes were lava. Chances are, you’ve encountered all kinds of crosswalks – some dangerous ones too. But have you ever encountered a crosswalk like these in Spartanburg? These are not average by any means. They’re super colorful, standing out on the black-paved streets, bringing a burst of vibrancy to the city.
The bright colors alert both pedestrians and drivers and the change texture alerts drivers and pedestrians to slow down and be safe in this zone. Although this style of crosswalk is not typical, it is a great example of art interacting positively in our lives. I challenge anyone who thinks an art major is useless!
All in all, the ways we define art are limitless. It can be useful for aesthetic purposes, and it can change and save lives. There is no limit to what our creativity can do! At Zatista, we are open to art of all kinds. Visit our website and start exploring today. We have it all!