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Offering a platform for graffiti writers and aspiring artists to practice their artistic talent on a stage that promotes approved commissioned projects and beautifies and revitalizes communities while funding educational opportunities for underserved  youth. Founded in 2013, Graffiti HeArt develops opportunities for graffiti and street artists to ignite art installations with donors looking to add color to any canvas. Our projects not only generate commissions for talented aspiring and accomplished artists, they also help fund art education scholarships and urban development projects in any community.

The OG

Our Crew

Vic

Artist

Vic is a talented aerosol artist whose roots began with graffiti and have since transposed many significant murals in and around Northeast Ohio including the Welcome to Tremont, Parma mural, Welcome to Avalution, and collaboration with the Greetings Tour on the Greetings From Cleveland mural. For interest in engaging this artist in a Graffiti HeArt mural project, contact tag@graffitiheart.org.

Poke

Artist

POKE is a 45 year old school teacher from Cleveland Heights, Ohio who has also been tattooing for the past 14 years. An active Writer since 1994, POKE is in the Encyclopedia of American Graffiti. He’s a member of TKO BHS and TA respectively. For interest in engaging this artist in a Graffiti HeArt mural project, contact tag@graffitiheart.org.

Eileen

Artist

Eileen graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Kent State University with a concentration in painting. She is known for her colorful canvas and gallery work. Her paintings are in many private and public collections including the Artneo Museum, University Hospitals Case Medical Center, Southwest General Hospital and the Cuyahoga County Administration building. Her work has expanded from canvas to brick as she completed her first collaborative mural with graffiti artist, Ish Muhammad in 2017. For interest in engaging this artist in a Graffiti HeArt mural project, contact tag@graffitiheart.org.

Bob

Artist

Born in Cleveland Ohio, Bob Peck began his art career at an early age as an admirer of graffiti art that he saw scattered around his neighborhood. He began to paint on his own and had his pseudonym “tagged” all over town. Graffiti raised him from a boy to a man, it brought about an ability to network and socialize using these talents society itself deemed as “illegal art”. His abstract expressionism pieces can now be seen in galleries across the metropolitan Cleveland area in place of his once tagged name. For interest in engaging this artist in a Graffiti HeArt mural project, contact tag@graffitiheart.org.

DAKARAI

Artist

Dakarai is a modern artist, graphic designer, and painter. Though Dakarai has dabbled in art his entire life, it was when he launched his brand Lame Brotherhood at the age of eighteen years old that started his creative whirlwind. Dakarai is currently building towards a larger avenue of his creative side using all that he has gained over the years and has taken his talents to California. For interest in engaging this artist in a Graffiti HeArt mural project, contact tag@graffitiheart.org.

AUGUSTUS

Artist

Augustus, born an raised in the Cleveland area and a proud graduate of the Cleveland Institute of Art. Augustus is a seasoned professional artist, using art as a medium to inspire, motivate and educate others through a combination of color, texture and symbolism. Over 20 years of experience his exhibitions have been housed in institutions such as the Agnon in Beachwood, University hospital, Cleveland State University and the East Cleveland public library. For interest in engaging this artist in a Graffiti HeArt mural project, contact tag@graffitiheart.org.

MONSTER STEVE

Artist

Monster Steve expresses his talents through large-scale murals as well as a variety of media including but not limited to oil paint, acrylic, water color and ink. Using aerosol spray paint, Monster Steve has created amazing large scale murals on behalf of Graffiti HeArt including the 2014 Gay Games, Crocker Park, private home installation, and an installation for a Northeast Ohio corporate event. For interest in engaging this artist in a Graffiti HeArt mural project, contact tag@graffitiheart.org.

Garrett

Artist

Garrett is a lifelong Clevelander. His influences of graphic design, street art and graffiti all come together with a love for his city. Most noted for his CLE skyline and 216 aerosol tag, Garrett’s work is a mix of pop art and graffiti combined with his love for The Land! Several commissioned Graffiti HeArt murals by Garrett can be found at Campus International School as well as TENK Westbank, Avalution Consulting and Bridgeview. For interest in engaging this artist in a Graffiti HeArt mural project, contact tag@graffitiheart.org.

SWIM

Artist

Multifaceted artist, SWIM CST was born and based in Cleveland, OH, Later taking the name Task38 of the Cleveland Skribe Tribe crew. Earning his place in “The History of American Graffiti,” his indisputable talent and creativity has been exhibited on a multitude of projects and has achieved multiple creative and advisory roles with The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame among other momentous endeavors. SWIM continues to share his cultivated ingenuity by producing live aerosol art and murals, designing graphic art, and leaving his permanent mark with custom tattoo work. For interest in engaging this artist in a Graffiti HeArt mural project, contact tag@graffitiheart.org.

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