Blank Space Birmingham

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Blank Space Bham, founded in 2015 as Blank Space Mural Project is a group which promotes and supports the creation of artistic murals for buildings in Birmingham.

The group began as a project of real estate developer Kyle Kruse with his wife Stephanie Guckenberger and Meghan McCollum. Kruse had an idea for a pop art-style mural depicting Vulcan in bright colors on the side of the Lichter's Building, which he owned, at 1818 3rd Avenue North.

Kruse followed that project with a more ambitious idea for the side of the adjacent Whitmire Lofts building, which he also owned. This time he collaborated with artist Andy Jordan to develop a design similar to the Vulcan mural but depicting performing artists in an overall composition alluding to color television test patterns. The idea was to convey a sense of the arts "coming into focus" with the completion of the renovations at the nearby Lyric Theatre contributing to the city's theater district.

Other artists who have worked with Blank Space Birmingham include Levi Axleigh, Marcus Fetch, Justin Butts, Rob Clifton, Moses Pressnell, and Jordy Thompson.

See also


  • Whitley, Carla Jean (December 16, 2015) "Vulcan Mural Project brightens the city center." The Birmingham News
  • Cook, Sarah (June 27, 2016) "Bringing Birmingham back to focus." Iron City Ink
  • McClintock, Jamie (July 1, 2016) "New color on old walls." Weld for Birmingham

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