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.
The bright, multi-colored mural was painted throughout 3 1/2 days, using 44 colors.
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.
And ~ don’t miss Amanda Phingbodhipakkiya’s Mural, ‘Raise Your Voice‘ as part of Activist New York at The Museum of the City of New York.