The “colorful dreamlands" of Graffiti fans
As a Graffiti enthusiast, here are 03 fantastic spots that you must explore:
1/ Saigon Outcast
Located at 188/1 Nguyen Van Huong, Thao Dien Ward, District 2, HCMC, Saigon Outcast is wittily known as a "melting pot" of multiple cultures for the young Saigoneer. Here, you can set your creativity free, take photos or express your passion for colorful street art with an array of impressive graffiti works, from the wall to the containers, small trucks, and even on the skateboard ramps.
Super cool open space with strong street style influence, Saigon Outcast is always on the list of “must-visit” destination for hip-hop aficionados and especially the “spray paint” fanatics.
2/ 3A Station – Ton Duc Thang Street
3A Station (3A-3B Ton Duc Thang Street, District 1), is part of the 3A compound, a collection of old French buildings built back in the 19th century. Similar to Zone 9 in Hanoi, 3A Station is the meeting point for art lovers and young people in Saigon. Here you can find restaurants, cafes, clothing shops, entertainment programs, etc. One of the factors that create the unique is the artsy atmosphere that you are not likely to find elsewhere.
3A Station attracts local and international street artists, resulting in multiple large scale murals, painted in the colorful Graffiti style, stretching from the beginning to the end corner of the alley. From strange stylized fonts to the more traditional ones, from familiar images to the weirdly-shaped objects, all gather here “under the same roof”.
3A Station is the extremely appropriate and inspiring playgrounds for the true Graffiti fanatics to express their creativity, integrity and individuality.
3/ Alley 288 Nam Ky Khoi Nghia
One of the alleys that surely capture the attention of the young Saigoneer is the condominium in alley 288 Nam Ky Khoi Nghia Street, Ward 8, District 3. The murals here were created during the “Painting graffiti on the alley wall” project organized by Zero Station and Click 9.
With walls covered with colors and images, Alley 288 Nam Ky Khoi Nghia is considered one of the most distinctive and artistic alleys. People flood the alley. The fashioinistas pose for their latest original lookbook or trending #ootd photo. The graffiti fanatics, from amateurs to professionals, join force to bring the colors to the alley, creating the unique characteristic of this place.
By now, the stereotypical perspective of “meaningless drawing on the wall” has been changed to “bringing the art to every brick”. Graffiti – the colorful street art, promises to connect thousands of people who share the passion for edgy street arts. Express yourself confidently through every stroke, every spray, show your bravery to conquer all challenges and barriers.