It isn’t everyday graffiti artists, or “writers,” are encouraged to paint whatever they like outside a business in daylight hours, but that’s exactly what local business owner Jesse Holmes has done.

For the last 10 years, he’s held a free annual event that welcomes these artists – young and old – and gives them a place to express themselves.

The Spray Can Slam is held outside of Holmes’ businesses on California Boulevard – Napa Valley Art Supplies and Cartons and Crates.