On the East side of Broadway, at 40th Street, there is a significant stretch of wonderful graffiti. Begin at the Open Fire Wood Burning Pizza shop. The front and South sides of the building have a wonderful mural identified as “GATS Coast to Coast 2013”. The reference to GATS sent me to the internet. GATS (Graffiti Against the System) identifies a California street artist whose paintings are found throughout the country as well as European countries including Portugal, Germany, Italy and England. While s/he claims to paint illegally, I cannot imagine many of these murals would be in existence without the approval of the property owners.
Follow the mural into the adjacent parking lot behind the Highway 420 Smoke Shop. There you will discover another series of panels created by different artists.
Much to my surprise, graffiti continues beyond the South edge of the parking lot through a stretch of alley that extends East to Central.
More to come: Graffiti under construction on 39th East of Broadway.