The walls of lower Manhattan were recently brought to life thanks to The LoMan Arts Festival, New York City’s first-ever mural festival. The event’s inaugural year brought large-scale works by acclaimed mural artists to 21 lower Manhattan neighborhoods, from 23rd Street to the South Street Seaport, in celebration of art that is public, permanent, and accessible to all.
The festival included film screenings, panel discussions, a live graffiti battle, and more. Organized by not-for-profit The L.I.S.A. Project NYC and founder/curator Wayne Rada, The LoMan Arts Festival invited two dozen of the most acclaimed mural artists in the world, including New York’s own Ron English, Beau Stanton, Tatyana Fazlalizadeh, TATS CRU, Ludo (France), and Solus (Ireland) to lend their talents to the expansion of the city’s first mural district. Check out some pictures from the festival below!
Visitors tried to calm down Ron English’s Temper Tot. They even tried suppressing him with the baby bottle emoji!
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Visitors even tried to distract the Temper Tot by channeling Michelangelo. We call this one “The Creation of Temper Tot”.
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Here is a great shot from the ‘OMG, is This Street Art’ panel discussion at Jonathan Levine Gallery. Featuring Ron English, Gilf, Dan Witz, Jonathan Levine, and Brooklyn Street Art.
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Check out Jenna Morello’s beautiful tribute to Cecil the Lion.
Edward Snowden even came to visit.
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The Sucklord shacked up right outside of the Sticker Social Clubhouse and sold a plethora of his fine products.
Here’s Buff Monster’s gigantic mural completed on Chrystie Street.
Space Invader invaded the space right above the famous resturaunt Umberto’s Clam House.
Here are some of Solus’s pieces located in the Temper Tot Lot.
Here is Tristan Eaton’s latest addition to LoMan.
Check out Beau Stanton who through out the weekend worked on his largest mural to date.
New work on Mulberry St. from parody artist Hanksy.