STIK’s 7-Story ‘Migrant Mural’ on Allen Street Raised $12,500 for the Tenement Museum

Posted on: July 26th, 2017 at 5:15 am by

Street artist STIK’s latest mural has been on view for a month at the southeast corner of Delancey and Allen Streets. The 7-story piece was painted in conjunction with the Fat Free Art gallery and the Tenement Museum. Proceeds from the exhibition in the Allen Street showroom – totaling $12,500 – go toward the museum’s “Shared Journeys program,” a free program that provides ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) workshops for adult immigrants.

The PR fluff describes this newest Lower East Side public art contribution as an immigrant “emerging nervously onto Allen Street, known as Avenue of the Immigrants … painted in STIK’s minimalist, trademark style of six lines and two dots for eyes is an everyman, highlights the universal need to be accepted.”

“The Tenement Museum is grateful and thrilled to be accepting this generous donation from Stik,” says Tenement Museum president Kevin Jennings. “Stik shares our vision for using stories to create understanding and to bring communities together. There is no better place for ‘Migrant’ and the powerful message it sends about accepting immigrants than at the intersection of Allen and Delancey Streets.”

“I am delighted to be invited back to the Lower East Side to celebrate and enjoy the diverse cultural heritage here” says STIK. “To be able to share my art on such a big platform in New York City whilst helping facilitate the Tenement Museum’s Shared Journeys program makes me very proud.

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