Artists have a chance to put their mark on SPURA before the Lower East Side landscape changes forever. The Lower East Side BID has extended a competition to design a 400 foot expanse along Delancey Street until May 1. The BID operates two parking lots that will become part of the Seward Park Mixed-Use Development Project in the years ahead. In the meantime, however, the organization is creating a Lower East Side Tribute Wall, paying homage to the neighborhood’s creative and cultural institutions.
The competition is being run through ArtHere.org. The winning artist or artists will receive a stiped/budget of approximately $5000. The installation is meant to cover two separate fences, each 200 feet long. The high-traffic area was recently turned into a pedestrian plaza. The BID plans to program the space on the southern side of Delancey Street this summer with entertainment and food vendors.
Click here to read more about the art project and check out the submission guidelines.