The LoMan Art Festival will take place August 5 – August 9 of 2015. Over two dozen of the best mural artists from all over the world will paint as many large-scale murals in Lower Manhattan, from 23rd Street to the South Street Seaport, from East Side to West Side . Most of these artists will come from a background in street art, both local and international, with a track record of big and bold work. Ten days before the festival, the artists will work on site-specific installations through out Lower Manhattan. The festival will kick off with a series of music events, parties, at galleries where the artists have installed their work and close out with a massive block party in Little Italy. On the last day of the festival, a free bike tour will provide an introduction to all of the freshly completed murals.
For an educational component, there will be two days of panels and presentations on muralism open to the general public and a program to get young people interacting directly with the muralists. Ron English will be on the discussion panel taking place at Jonathan Levine Gallery.