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NYC ARTWALK: Street Art Takes on a New Meaning

By Shirley Roberts

Art, in every sense of the word, is synonymous with New York City and happens to be a huge part of the overall culture, almost as much as the food and iconic architecture. So, it doesn’t come as a surprise that this year, for the first time ever, At the Art Fair (ATAF) and NYC ArtWalk came together to create an immersive, outdoor art celebration, accessible for anyone at any time. The art world as a whole was forced to adapt this year (as we all were) due to the indoor restrictions, so NYC ArtWalk and ATAF decided to display the artwork on the street where everyone is welcome to admire it safely.

From April 30th to May 16th, countless, colorful art creations will pop up throughout Queens and Brooklyn. In Astoria specifically, the work of artists from all over the world will be showcased on the exteriors of shops, walls and restaurants along Ditmars Boulevard and its nearby side streets, as well as in Long Island City along Vernon Boulevard and at Gantry Plaza. Their mission is to get local artists to share their work in a safe environment, engage the community in a meaningful way and create equal opportunities for each artist participating.

Here at Give Me Astoria, we are fully invested in the future of local artists and dedicated to helping them achieve success in any way we can. That’s why we are both proud and honored to be a sponsor of this phenomenal initiative alongside web design company, Los Magoo, who created the event’s signature logo. Come out and support local artists and bring a little color into your everyday stroll.

To learn more about the artists or a specific piece, you can simply scan the attached QR code or check out their Instagram handle. NYC ArtWalk is the perfect way for artists to share their work and gain exposure and for art-gazers to catch a glimpse of it, free of charge, and in a covid-friendly manner. May the art be with you!

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