“For the first time in history, artists who are creating art away from the major centers of art and culture are no longer at a disadvantage. The Internet has increased accessibility through the proliferation of blogs and social media, which has fueled hordes of dedicated fan bases using cell phones and cameras to instantly record, document, and post their interpretations of life, culture, and art online.”
As for the word public art and how it applies to street art, Schacter told me in an interview in 2013 he prefers the term “ Independent Public Art” or “Informal Public Art.” Then there is UNLV art professor Pasha Rafat, who leans away from the term Public Art altogether. He uses the term “Art in Public Space” for works seen outside of traditional galleries that's a response to direct environment.
With that, here’s a round of some of the Independent Art in Public Space seen in 18b in first half of 2015.
Additional street art resource is the diligent and dangerous LostVaugueUs.