‘100 Gates Project’ Receives Grant to Paint Storefront Gates Around the Lower East Side
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Looks like local skater and artist Billy Rohan, along with artist Jessica Blower were successful in obtaining that additional funding for their “100 Gates Project” we first heard about last June. The Lower East Side BID was one of seven finalists to land a 2015 Neighborhood Challenge Grant award, which means $30,000 to fund this vibrant vision.
Goal of the 100 Gates Project is to promote a “neighborhood-wide revitalization project that connects artists with businesses in the Lower East Side to provide original mural installations on roll-down security gates, creating an outdoor public art gallery while simultaneously deterring graffiti.”
Additionally, it hopes to align with the artistic vibe at the core of the neighborhood; the project commences in May, 2015, alongside many of the annual art fairs that surface in the spring.
In the coming weeks, LES BID will go live with www.100gates.nyc, where artists who are interested in getting involved can find out more specifics.