Sometimes property owners don’t choose what covers their walls. Graffiti coats surfaces in just about every part of town. Most of it is an expensive burden. But every once in a while, works here and there stay up, by choice or because of the cost of removal — such as the stencil on Asheville Community Theater’s storage facility. Susan Harper, ACT’s managing director, called the piece “a little jewel.” ACT spends thousands of dollars each year to remove graffiti, but they’re keeping this one. They don’t know who did it, but someone took enough time to make it and carefully place the work — so they call it “street art.”
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