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Folk Art on the Broadway Malls

Oct 17, 2018
Folk Art on the Broadway Malls
Have you noticed the new neighborhood art? Thanks to a partnership with the Lincoln Square BID, American Folk Art Museum, and the NYC Parks Department, Lincoln Square has more public art to enjoy! 
On Friday, October 12, our staff, representatives from the American Folk Art Museum, and helpful New York Cares Volunteers worked together to paint stenciled murals onto seven different Lincoln Square Broadway Mall barrier interiors for a project titled "Folk Art on the Broadway Malls". The two stencils were designed by Dresser Johnson, modeled after quilt patterns from the American Folk Art Museum's permanent collection, which you can read a bit more about here. We are thrilled with the final product! 
"Folk Art on the Broadway Malls" is part of the Lincoln Square BID's signature and ongoing Streetscape and Beautification Program and was organized by the Lincoln Square BID in cooperation with NYC Parks' public art program Art in the Parks. This project was supported in part by funds raised from our organization's 20th Anniversary Celebration. Click here to see photos of the project and the completed murals. Mural locations include: 60th Street (the "gateway" to the Malls), 63rd Street (both sides), 64th Street (northern side), 67th Street (both sides), and 70th Street (south side, the BID's northern boundary). 
Pictured above is the mural at the south side of 67th Street. Check out all seven of the murals as you shop, dine, and enjoy Lincoln Square.