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The LES Is Turning Into The Biggest Free Outdoor Art Gallery

Fernando Fernando

The LES Is Turning Into The Biggest Free Outdoor Art Gallery

Oil on canvas. Watercolors. Graphite. Been there, seen that. Now, The Lower East Side is doing something different with their art, and it’s straight out of Mad Max: spray paint on steel. Maybe you’ve heard about this art form by its other name: “Graffiti.”  But this goes far beyond a quick, clandestine tag on a street corner. This is an art project that’s pulling everyone together. Stores, the city of New York, and collective of artists have all come together for the “100 Gates project. Their goal? To turn the LES into the largest free outdoor art gallery.

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Sanctioned by the city (here’s a few cool points for you, NYC), more than 100 gates in the neighborhood have been transformed into street art as part of the 100 Gates project. “We want to create the world’s largest public outdoor gallery,” says Natalie Rabin, director of marketing for the Lower East Side Business Improvement District. They’ve managed to spray 100 storefronts in a little over a year. We are loving the results. How about you?

Check out this selection of fine art on steel, what’s your favorite?

 

 New Clean Laundromat @ 119 Hester Street Artwork by Poieverywhere // #TigerGates
New Clean Laundromat @ 119 Hester Street Artwork by Poieverywhere
 Stanley's Pharmacy @ 31 Ludlow Street Artwork by Jessica Blowers 
Stanley’s Pharmacy @ 31 Ludlow Street Artwork by Jessica Blowers
 Sticky Rice @ 85 Orchard Street Artwork by Jack Aguirre
Sticky Rice @ 85 Orchard Street Artwork by Jack Aguirre
X Cubicle @ 25 Essex Street Artwork by Mas Paz & CheLove
 The Sweet Life @ 63 Hester Street Artwork by Jessica Blowers 
The Sweet Life @ 63 Hester Street Artwork by Jessica Blowers
 Vida Graphics @ 25 Canal Street Artwork by Sean O'Connor
Vida Graphics @ 25 Canal Street Artwork by Sean O’Connor
 Cellini Uomo @ 133 Orchard Street Artwork by Amirmohsen Shaheidari
Cellini Uomo @ 133 Orchard Street Artwork by Amirmohsen Shaheidari
 Delancey Wines @ 41 Essex Street Artwork by Melissa Johnson
Delancey Wines @ 41 Essex Street Artwork by Melissa Johnson

 

 

 Schames Paints @ 90 Delancey Street Artwork by Oksana Prokopenko
Schames Paints @ 90 Delancey Street Artwork by Oksana Prokopenko

 

 Bite of Hong Kong @ 81 Chrystie Street Artwork by Margot Bird
Bite of Hong Kong @ 81 Chrystie Street Artwork by Margot Bird

 

 Michele Olivieri @ 88 Delancey Street Artwork by Billy The Artist
Michele Olivieri @ 88 Delancey Street Artwork by Billy The Artist

 

 Lucky Jack's @ 129 Orchard Street Artwork by Jessica Deutsch
Lucky Jack’s @ 129 Orchard Street Artwork by Jessica Deutsch
 Daredevil Tattoo @ 141 Division Street Artwork by Doug Aldrich
Daredevil Tattoo @ 141 Division Street Artwork by Doug Aldrich
 Zest @ 249 Broome Street Artwork by Abigail Kaage
Zest @ 249 Broome Street Artwork by Abigail Kaage
 AAA Total Plumbing @ 58 Orchard Street Artwork by Kim Sillen  // #TigerGates
AAA Total Plumbing @ 58 Orchard Street Artwork by Kim Sillen
 Quinn @ 181 Orchard Street Artwork by Damien Mitchell  // #TigerGates
Quinn @ 181 Orchard Street Artwork by Damien Mitchell

Featured image source [untappedcities]

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