Artist Dan Monteavaro aka #MONCHO1929 has been commissioned to create the #AsphaltArt for this season’s mural on Doyers Street in Chinatown.
Each year, the Chinatown BID and NYC DOTart close the tiny Doyers Street to traffic from July 15 to November 1st, turning the 4,800 square foot winding street into a colorful public space.
Looking down tiny Doyers Street from Pell Street at this years Seasonal Streets by artist MONCHO1929.
The mural runs the length of the winding 200 foot-long Doyers Street from Bowery to Pell, highlighting the historical significance and history of Asian American immigration to the United States.
Seasonal Street presented by Chinatown BID and NYC DOTart will include tables and chairs for public seating and will be closed to traffic daily from 10:00 am to 9pm. The asphalt art and pedestrian-only space will be on view and closed to traffic to November 1, 2019. The mural, which is currently a work-in-progress, is expected to be completed by July 30th.
#MONCHO1929 (Puerto Rico b. 1975) lives and works in Los Angeles, by way of the South Bronx. He will tell you that his work is greatly influenced by global aesthetics and the urban artwork that surrounds his daily life.
Opening Reception schedule for Wednesday, July 31st.
Check out last year’s Seasonal Street on Doyers Street.
More on NYC DOTart, including the recently painted Urban Garden in the Garment District.