Denver graffiti artists to add their mark to Art Alley

Noah “Tuke” Baker

RAPID CITY S.D. – The Rapid City Arty Council along with the Dahl Arts center are featuring two high caliber graffiti writers from the Denver area on Oct. 17-19.

Noah “Tuke” Baker, and Casey Kawaguchi will be giving a presentation on Thursday, Oct. 17 from 6-9 p.m. on how art, specifically graffiti, has helped them throughout their lives. Both men will be sharing redemption stories of life struggles and how art has positively affected their lives. They will also share what art has added to the communities they come from and where they see it going in the future.

Both artists dealt with the hardship of the times when in Denver, and other urban areas throughout the U.S., enforcement against graffiti was extreme and tolerance or support was basically non-existent outside of the underground scene. If the struggle of not being able to express himself artistically wasn’t enough, Baker faced almost two-and-a-half decades of prison time. Along with restrictions on their art and other life obstacles, both men, with much determination, were able to make a name for themselves in their art.

Baker and Kawaguchi will also be performing live demonstrations and completing two new murals in Art Alley during this event.

For more information on this event, and others at the Dahl Arts center visit

Casey Kawaguchi

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