Essex Crossing Wants Your Ideas for a 200-Foot Mural at Site 5

Posted on: September 25th, 2017 at 5:09 am by

Essex Crossing is soliciting artists for a massive mural to grace one of its new residential buildings on the Lower East Side.

Last week, Delancey Street Associates, the consortium of developers behind the billion-dollar project, released a Request for Proposals last week for artists interested in painting a roughly seven-story-high mural as an homage to the neighborhood. To “reflect the character of the Lower East Side.” The artwork is temporary, and will reside on west-facing exposure of Site 5 at 145 Clinton Street (i.e. the Suffolk Street facade), which is quite close to completion.

The mural will span the whole facade, measuring 220 feet long and 75 feet tall; however, the RFP states that it can be no smaller than 75-by-35 feet.

Nor can the piece be an advertisement, and must be acceptable for all ages.

Artists have until December 15 to send in their submissions for consideration.

Site 5 will certainly be a popular big-box destination upon its debut. As previously reported, the residential complex will boast both a Trader Joe’s and “small format” Target store.

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