Artist Bill McCaffrey took 15 hours to complete a chalk painting of a Titanic scene on the street in Lake Worth, before the rain came and washed it away. But that's OK with him.
"The longer I do street art, I become less possessive of my work," he says. "You learn to let it go."
McCaffrey was one of the featured artists at the Lake Worth Street Painting Festival, in which he has participated for 17 years.
The two-day festival drew a crowd of nearly 100,000 people to the small town over the weekend.
If you’ve wandered around Wynwood, chances are you’ve noticed all the murals. And if you wander around there months later, you'll probably notice a lot of them are gone.
And when Art Basel comes around, Wynwood is like a whole new place.
“It’s temporary. It’s just for the moment just so you can feel it and breathe it and do it and then you let it go,” muralist Kazilla says.
She’s painting a piece on the front wall of ABC Costume Shop, a store on Northwest 24th Street near I-95.
In Lake Worth, where the prevalence of gang graffiti motivated city commissioners to create an anti-spray paint ordinance in 2010, artist/business owner Adolphe Latorre has his work cut out for him.