100 Gates Project Holds Open Call for Artists; Painting Begins Next Month
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It’s open season.
Skater Billy Rohan is currently fielding creatives to participate in the nascent “100 Gates Project.” Artists who are interested are encouraged to sign up (via their website) during this open call period. Painting is slated to commence sometime next month.
Goal of the 100 Gates Project, co-founded by Rohan and artist Jessica Blowers, 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.”
The street art endeavor is a joint venture with the Lower East Side BID, which was one of seven finalists to score a 2015 Neighborhood Challenge Grand award. In monetary value, that equates to $30,000 to fund the vibrant vision.
“The team will spend 2015 connecting artists with businesses to create an enclave blossoming with original murals,” according to its website splash page.