Summer 2015 played host to a new annual event at the Cheyenne River Youth Project: the RedCan Graffiti Jam. This revolutionary festival brought acclaimed graffiti artists from around the country to the remote town of Eagle Butte to work their magic on the reservation landscape.
Between July 8 and 9, murals appeared around the town, fusing together traditional Lakota artwork with fresh graffiti styles. Throughout the two-day event, the Waniyetu Wowapi Art Park also hosted stencil workshops, traditional arts, live music and much more. Click here for the full schedule.
Skateboards decorated in the stencil workshops went on display at the Eagle Butte Skate Park on July 10, and on July 11, RedCan moved to Rapid City, SD where the legendary Art Alley became a playground for our headline band of graffiti artists.
Click here to explore the line-up of artists. Together they represent the diverse techniques, styles and backgrounds of the contemporary graffiti movement. This first-of-its-kind event united two culture that share a lot in common. Just as the Lakota culture continues to thrive against all odds, graffiti culture has evolved into a powerful medium for silenced voices.