top
Newswire
Calendar
Features
From the Open-Publishing Calendar
From the Open-Publishing Newswire
Indybay Feature
Fri May 6 2016
Santa Cruz Artists Dare to Display Art "Outside of a Blue Box"
Artists Arrested Repeatedly for Free Expression Outside of City-Designated Confines
On Sunday, May 1, 2016, Joff Jones and Alex Skelton were arrested for defiantly displaying art "outside of a blue box" on Pacific Avenue in downtown Santa Cruz. This is their third arrest for displaying art outside of small boxes defined by four faintly painted blue dots in the public space of Pacific Avenue since August of 2015.

The City of Santa Cruz is using it's police force to ticket and arrest artists for free expression in the public space. Jones and Skelton created a video with footage showing numerous Santa Cruz Police officers ticketing and arresting them on May 1, 2016, for simply being "outside of a blue box" while displaying their art.

imc_video.gif Video of Arrest on May 1, 2016 || imc_video.gif Videos from April 5 & 16, 2016 || imc_photo.gif imc_video.gif Pacific Avenue: Freedom Of Press At Its Finest || imc_video.gif Pigs Repress Free Speech on Pacific (April 16, 2016) || imc_photo.gif Artists Return After Arrest (August 20, 2015)

See Also: Unpermitted Blue Boxes Appear Overnight on Pacific Avenue (August 24, 2015)
11/14/18 Celebrating Veterans Day in the Style of Original Armistice Day Front Page | Anti-War | South Bay | International11/14/18 Investigators Looking into Roles Played by PG&E and SSFL in Massive Camp and Woolsey Fires Front Page | Environment & Forest Defense | Health, Housing & Public Services | Central Valley | California11/04/18 California's Prop 10 Marks New Rebellion Against Greedy Landlords, Realtors and Developers Front Page | Health, Housing & Public Services | San Francisco | South Bay | East Bay | California | Government & Elections | Santa Cruz Indymedia11/03/18 Denying Water, Sanitation, and Health Services Is Cruel and Inhuman Treatment Front Page | Police State & Prisons | Health, Housing & Public Services | San Francisco | East Bay | California | International | Government & Elections11/03/18 Four Activists Arraigned on Seven Felony Charges Each After Mass Arrest at Chicken Farm Front Page | North Bay / Marin | Animal Liberation11/03/18 San Francisco Demonstration Dramatized Animals Killed for Food “Haunting” the City Front Page | San Francisco | Animal Liberation10/28/18 Community Survival Camp Forming in Santa Cruz Front Page | Police State & Prisons | Health, Housing & Public Services | Government & Elections | Santa Cruz Indymedia10/23/18 In Bay Area, Marriott Employees in Oakland, SF and San José On Strike and Off the Job Front Page | Labor & Workers | San Francisco | South Bay | East Bay | U.S.10/07/18 Tenants Rights Demonstrations Continue at Properties of Slumlords Front Page | Health, Housing & Public Services | Santa Cruz Indymedia10/02/18 Rallies Stand Up for Christine Blasey Ford as Future of Supreme Court at Stake Front Page | Womyn | San Francisco | East Bay | Peninsula | U.S. | Government & Elections09/29/18 Founders of "Public Safety" Group Discuss Their Own Brushes with the Law Front Page | Police State & Prisons | Health, Housing & Public Services | Santa Cruz Indymedia
Related Categories: Santa Cruz Indymedia | Arts + Action | Health, Housing & Public Services | Police State & Prisons | Front Page