They’re back! Remember the eleven Harlem students who created murals inside the new Shake Shack on 125th Street? Once again, partnering with Creative Art Works, the young artists completed the exterior work on the facade, which includes Fifth Avenue and 125th Street.
In celebration of the completed installation, Creative Art Works invites the Community to an official dedication of the exterior art on Thursday, May 23rd at 4:30pm. In addition, 25% of all proceeds on any purchase at Shake Shack that entire day will be donated to Creative Art Works IF the buyer mentions Creative Art Works (or CAW) at the register.
A little before and after (above and below).
Take a look at the commissioned work done by ‘Team Double Vision’ ~ the Harlem students working in partnership with Creative Art Works at Shake Shack ~ inside and out ~ from beginning to end……
Closeup of the exterior artwork with the image above along the Fifth Avenue side, and the image below, just left of the main entrance on 125th Street.
While the interior artwork was going up, Valerie Hallier (Creative Art Works) gave us a sneak-peek (below on her cell phone) of an illustration that would become a colorful facade, painted in the Spring of 2019. As promised, the exterior installation was completed in the beginning of May, 2019.
Teaching artists, Valerie Hallier and Michael Mitchell set out to help the artists create murals that would reflect Harlem’s rich culture. The artists proceeded to created portraits of themselves for the exterior wrap-around ~ a view of Harlem through their lens, their faces, their hair, their vibe, each other ~ illustrated by them.
Above image of the exterior project in full-swing during the month of April, 2019
Above and below, students working side by side on the interior artwork with teaching artists partnering with Creative Art Works.
Can’t make it on May 23rd? You can still participate by Donating directly to Creative Art Works.
Take a look at the Shake Shack Harlem project from beginning until the end and fabulous Open Party.
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Remembering Creative Art Works during the MonumentArt Project 2015.