We’ve got some of the best street artists in NYC, so it comes as no surprise that there’s a sweet new street art project.

But the details might surprise you.

100 security gates on the LES have been painted by street artists, in a collaborative project between several groups, stores, restaurants, and artists.

Gothamist reported that the community project has been underway for over a year, and things are looking pretty good for all involved.

"It's not everyday where you get to support a project that you find really celebrating public art and at the same time uplifting small businesses," Economic Development Corporation president Maria Torres-Springer told Gothamist.

The EDC, along with the Department of Small Business Services, funded the project for $30,000. Tiger Beer has also contributed to the cause, and some of the gates feature small stencils of their logo.

The project took root when Lower East Side Partnership’s Natalie Raben matched 100 graffiti taggers, painters, and designers with restaurants and shops who shared a similar aesthetic design.


From there, the artists could go to town on the security gates.

Street artist, Billy Rohan, collaborated with Natalie Raben and the Lower East Side Partnership to establish the 100 Gates Project.

Check out some photos of the gates from Instagram below, and peep as much as your heart desires here.




[via Gothamist] [Feature Image Courtesy Instagram]