‘Rice Terraces’ by Dasic Fernandez the 2021 Doyers Street NYC DOT Asphalt Art Activations Street Mural

 

 

 

New Street Mural on Doyers Street in Chinatown entitled Rice Terraces by artist Dasic Fernandez. Image via Instagram

Chilean-born New York street artist Dasic Fernandez was the commissioned artist for this year’s NYC DOT’s ‘Asphalt Art Activations‘ mural project on the historic Doyers Street in Chinatown. Her mural, which was unveiled this week, is entitled Rice Terraces and spans the entire 4,851 square feet, at 200 feet long. The artwork was unveiled this week.

Image via Chinatown Partnership Local Development Corporation (CPLDC)

The bright, multi-colored mural was painted throughout 3 1/2 days, using 44 colors.

New Street Mural on Doyers Street in Chinatown entitled Rice Terraces by artist Dasic Fernandez. Image via Instagram

NYC DOT ‘Asphalt Art Activations’ project partners with artists to paint large-scale murals onto repurposed asphalt that has been transformed into pedestrianized public spaces. Doyers Street is also part of the Open Streets program, closed to traffic from the Bowery to Pell Streets daily from Noon to 11:00pm.

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While you’re in Chinatown, have lunch or dinner at one of the vibrant newly painted outdoor dining spots, walk over to the Kimlau War Memorial, recently designated a New York City Landmark. Take a look at artist Bianco Romero’s new mural, Spread Love: Stop Asian Hate‘ located at 162 Eldridge Street. More art and installations close by.

In addition, check out artist Amanda Phingbodhipakkiya, addressing anti-Asian racism in her artwork, including her Times Square installation, We Are More.