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Sure, the New Museum's Festival of Ideas is getting crap for its "capu-chuchu-chuchu tea, artisanal creations, and 'bike blended' smoothies," but this is something we can get into. The Art Production Fund has teamed up with the New Museum and a roster of eighteen artists to create murals on Bowery storefronts that make up the After Hours: Murals on the Bowery exhibition. The paintjobs have been popping up along the Bowery since the end of April and are now officially complete. So complete, you can take a guided cellphone tour of them all by calling 646-213-7207.
Art Production Fund founders Yvonne Force Villareal and Doreen Remen searched the Bowery and hit up local shopowners in the search for the perfect storefronts, and then let the artists get to work. The painted shutters can be seen after 6pm when the shops close, and will be up for two months until they're returned to their normal, non-mural state.
· After Hours: Murals on the Bowery [Art Production Fund]
· Coming This May: A Big, Arty Bowery Street Festival [Racked NY]
· Bowery Roll-Down Gates Get Painted as Part of May Festival [Curbed NY]