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Story of IDA: It’s Possible to End Poverty

Public Art Piece for the World Bank that was created in Baltimore


Madonnari Mural
Madonnari Mural in Baltimore. Collection of images painted into a mural about history of chalk drawing.

Michael Kirby on Letterman Show

Street Painting the Book of Omens

Michael Kirby at Smithsonian


About Michael

Baltimore City - Highlandtown A&E District

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Mr. Michael William Kirby is a leading public artist and street painter from Baltimore, MD, USA. He has nearly 20 years of experience creating permanent and temporary public art pieces around the world and today is considered a leader in this rising art form. Mr. Kirby's personal technique of using sharp angles and adjusting the image to the viewer?s point of view was adapted from his time while creating sets and props for Opera companies and Movie/TV sets in Italy. Mr. Kirby was one of the first... more

Annapolis Gazette Shooting Victims

In 2018 after a few days of the Shooting at the Annapolis Gazette, I was insipred to create a series of chalk drawings in the middle of Baltimore. I did this because I thought this was the write thing to do. There is an article in the Baltimore Sun that is able to sum this up better than I can in words. I draw and paint, that is what I do so I went and draw portraits of the victims in efffort to create change.

Madonnari Mural

Madonnari Mural located in Little Italy, Baltimore. In 2014, Michael Kirby started the first Madonnari Chalk Art Festival in Baltimore, it has become one of the largest art festivals in Maryland. He lead over 50 artists in creating chalk drawings over 3 days in Little Italy every year. In 2020, Mr. Kirby created a mural dedicated to Motherhood that is located on the exterior of the Madonnari Gallery. The Mural depicts images that Mr. Kirby used to win competitions in Italy to win the title of Master Madonnaro.

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