15 Best Places in NYC for Street Art & Graffiti You Absolutely Gotta See This Summer

6. The 407 Bushwick (Johnson Avenue - Brooklyn)

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Art is definitely in the air, well at least in the 407 Bushwick it is.

The rooftop of the 407 Bushwick, situated at 407 Johnson Avenue, presents a canvas of dazzling and vibrant murals. Curator Fumero decided to take the energy of street art up to the roof, transforming the rooftop into a beautiful canvas of colors.

A cool interpretation of Frida Khalo can be seen at the 407 by German artist Uta Brauser. The piece stands as a symbol representing all the female artists who have painted at the 407 since 2013.

Overall, Bushwick offers a slew of art pieces from street artists all over the world. You can even spot murals along warehouses by Swiss artist Tones One and Host 18.


7. โ€œGraphic Doodleโ€ Justin Teodoro (SoHo - until August)

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NYC artist, designer, and illustrator Justin Teodoro is presenting his latest artbomb mural, โ€œGraphic Doodle,โ€ at the Blackbody Showroom in Soho.

Teodoro creates a unique visual world that displays the cycle of life and the complexities of being a woman. Shapes, lines and figures are painted in black and white to portray women and children surrounded by nature.

In the end, by intertwining each figure, the artist achieves to demonstrate how everything and everyone are connected. The โ€œGraphic Doodleโ€ exhibition is free, unless you end up buying one of the OLED lights.


8. โ€œA Tribe Called Quest Muralโ€ Vincent Ballentine (Queens)

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Artist Vincent Ballentine pays tribute to New York City hip hop legends A Tribe Called Quest in St. Alban's, Queens. The mural covers the entire wall of a laundromat where the group filmed part of their 1991 video for "Check The Rhime."

"They are legendary for a reason. They earned their place in history," Ballentine told NY1 News. Painted in Afrocentric colors of red, green and black, the mural is inspired from the cover art of two of the groupโ€™s albums, Midnight Marauders and The Low End Theory.

After a month of planning and three days of painting, Ballentineโ€™s piece is still unfinished as he hopes to create detailed portraits of each group member, including Phife Dawg, who recently passed away this March.

You can catch โ€œA Tribe Called Quest Muralโ€ on the side of Nu Clear Dry Cleaners on Linden Boulevard and 192nd Street.


9. Center-fuge Public Art Project (Manhattan & Brooklyn)

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Enjoy some art from Center-fuge Public Art Project this summer!

Center-fuge is a public art project that strives to bring together communities that are broken apart or abandoned with a dose of color and expression. They transform construction sites and community parks into outdoor gallery spaces in both NYC and Miami.

You can find art murals all along East 1st street in the city and in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. Artists come from all over to display their work and skills.

Think you have what it takes to showcase your art? Be apart of the movement by sending mural submissions to centrefugesubmission@gmail.com


10. The Audubon Mural Project, Hamilton Heights and Washington Heights

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The Audubon Mural Project in collaboration with Gitler &_____ Gallery are spreading a message with their street art murals which are dedicated to the endangered species of birds threatened by climate change.

A series of stunning bird murals can be found all over Upper Manhattan, some cover the rolling steel security grates and others are painted on walls. Each piece achieves to stress our effect and impact on the planet.

All in all, these striking and breathtaking pieces by local artists have morphed into an urban gallery of epic proportions that are worth a look this summer!

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