Art Walk Celebrates Completion of 100 Gates Program

Street artist L'Amour Supreme at Katz's Deli. Photo via the LES Partnership's Instagram.

Street artist L’Amour Supreme at Katz’s Deli. Photo via the LES Partnership’s Instagram.

During the past couple of years, we’ve been following the 100 Gates Program, which set out to beautify the drop-down gates of storefronts throughout the Lower East Side.

The initiative by the Lower East Side Partnership will be celebrating the completion of the program this month. Street artist L’Amour Supreme is transforming part of the exterior of Katz’s Deli. The 100th and final gate will be completed by the middle of next week.

In conjunction with the finale, there will be a self-guided Art Walk program throughout the neighborhood beginning next Thursday, Sept. 15 and extending through Sept. 18.  There’s a digital map by Foursquare (you can see it here). Plus, there will be $3 Tiger Beer specials at participating restaurants and bars. They include: An Choi, Dimes, Fung Tu, the Late Late, the Lucky Bee, Mission Cantina, Nom Wah Tea Parlor and Sam’s Spring Roll.

The project was funded by the Neighborhood Challenge Initiative, sponsored by the city’s Department of Small Business Services and Economic Development Corp. Tiger Beer then came in as an additional patron.

You can read more about the 100 gates program here.