Revisiting the Audubon Mural Project in Hamilton Heights




Audubon Mural Project ~ This wall is Swallow-tailed Kite (and others) by Lunar new Year, located at 575 West 155th Street

A few years ago, the National Audubon Society and Gitler & __ Gallery collaborated to create The Audubon Mural Project. The project was inspired by the legacy of the American bird artist and ornithologist, John James Audubon, and the specific birds threatened by a warming climate. The gates were painted by local artists on the pull-down gates of local businesses from 133rd Street to 165th Street.

We were able to capture some of the images (below), and were inspired to re-post when we came across a Google Map of all of the gates in The Audubon Mural Project.

10-15 Ed M Morgan Place at 157th Street
Ed M Morgan Place at 157th Street
Black-chinned Hummingbird by Ashli SiskAudubon
American Redstart by James Alicia at Broadway at 149th Street
Cerulean Warbler by Tom Sanford located at 601 West 149th Street.
Black Vultures by Mathalicia Matarrita, 3627 Broadway
On Broadway
Bald Eagle by Peter Daverington at 3623 Broadway
Brewer’s Blackbird by Klone located at 3767 Broadway
Audubon Mural Project
Swallow-tailed Kite (and others) by Lunar New year located at 575 West 155th Street
Rusty Blackbird by Taylor McKimens, located at 3621 Broadway, Corner of 149th Street
Ovenbird by Cern located at 3607 Broadway
Artist Andre Tarenier has the corner of Broadway and 150th Street
Artist, Andre Trenier rounding the corner at Broadway and 150th Street
A closer look of the artist at work ~ Andre Trenier creating Black-billed Magpie at 3640 Broadway
Near 149th Street
Wild Turkey by N. Soala, located at 3629 Broadway, Next door to Gitler & __
Gitler & ______

Above image, the gallery that started it all ~ Gitler & __, curated the Audubon Mural Project in Hamilton Heights.

We are keeping an eye on Gitler & __ latest project with The National Audubon Society, NYC Audubon and The Broadway Mall Association, Nicholas Holiber: Birds on Broadway, Audubon Sculpture Project, scheduled for May 2019.

The Audubon Mural Project on Google Maps, including the gravesite of John James Audubon in Trinity Church Cemetery at West 155th Street between Amsterdam Avenue and Broadway.

Where Birds Meet Art …. After Dark

Gitler & ___ having been delivering great new art from both Coasts. If you’re in Santa Barbara, California, check them out on Instagram.

They are continuing to add to their current Audubon Mural Project in Hamilton Heights with the addition of Trumpeter Swans , a mosaic by artist Juan Carlos Pinto in December, 2020, below.

Trumpeter Swan mosaic by Carlos Pinto and John Sear @163rd and B’Way (click on image for more) photo: Mike Fernandez/Audubon

More from Gitler & ___ in 2021, adding to the Audubon Mural Project, below beginning with the mural entitled ‘Here Comes the Sun’ by artist Carla Torres located at 1220 St. Nicholas Avenue near 171st Street in Hamilton Heights.

Tropical Parula by Carla Torres located at 1220 St. Nicholas Avenue. Image
The artist Carla Torres. Photo: Mike Fernandez/Audubon

Below, artist Tom Sanford honors the Mourning Warbler with his mural located at 700 West 175th Street.

Photo: Mike Fernandez/Audubon

Below is a wonderful picture of the artist creating this work.

Artist Tom Sanford. Photo: Mike Fernandez/Audubon

Just this past November, 2021, artist Jessica Maffia honored the American Robin with her mural at 630 West 173rd Street, pictured below.

Photo: Mike Fernandez/Audubon

Her mural is entitled “Listen With Me” and is an invitation to slow down, tune in, and connect to the magic and wonder of the robin and her song.

The artist Jessica Maffia. Photo: Mike Fernandez/Audubon

Below, Washington Heights Graffiti writer and club dancer, Dister created the Audubon’s Oriole, located at 2180 Amsterdam Avenue at 168th Street.

Photo: Mike Fernandez/Audubon

Want to see more street art from local artists? Check out the #100GatesProject East Harlem + #100GatesProject Staten Island ~ #EducationIsNotACrime in Harlem ~  #100GatesProject Lower East Side  ~   White Park in East Harlem  ~  Graffiti in the Sky at 4 World Trade Center and the recent Murals Project in and around The Oculus ~  Artolution in the East Village  ~   and one of the original artists painting gates, the Picasso of Harlem, Franco the Great!  Check out the mosaic, Spirit of Harlem, dedicated to the Harlem Community. Can’t close without mentioning one of our favorite ‘murals’, The Brooklyn Glyphs.

These are just a few of the wonderful murals around the five boroughs of NYC.