We painted a Lunar New Year celebration scene as the latest Chinatown Mural Project installment. You can see traditional Lion and dragon dance...There are audiences in fashionable outfits..and come iconic Chinatown establishments in the background : Historic building PS23 and the Transfiguration Church, plus classic restaurants like WoHop and HopKee.
#ChinatownMuralProject is a collaboration between activist Karlin Chan and artist Peach Tao. Together, we are installing whimsical and humorous murals that are culturally reflective to Chinatown, that locals and visitors alike can relate to in and around the Manhattan Chinatown area. Karlin Chan secures walls with the landlords. Artist Peach Tao submits designs. Once approved we start painting on-site on agreed upon dates.
The goal :The colorful murals are brightening up the neighborhoods, creating photogenic spots in hopes of drawing people into the Chinatown area which has been hit hard by the pandemic through Art for Recovery. They also help Increasing foot traffic to help support local businesses.
Work In Progress photos - Thanks to the wonderful team @nycthrive who generously helped us with their talents. We also took out a real Lion Head as reference ! #DrewFromlife
That's all for 2020 !