Trader Joe’s Harlem Invites Creative Art Works to Bring Some ‘Harlem Heat’ to The 125th Street Store ~ Opening July 25th!

 

 

 

Later this summer, Harlem will welcome its first Trader Joe’s, to be located at 121 West 125th Street. In anticipation of its opening, the Manager for Trader Joe’s, Tracey-Ann Reeves, walked the neighborhood, looking for inspiration for their new Harlem store. She found it everywhere, but in particular, in the colorful and thoughtful murals painted by students at Creative Art Works on the Plaza at The State Office Building. A partnership was formed, and work began with CAW Youth Apprentices as part of a Public Art Youth Employment program.

Opening July 25 ,2024

At the same address, Sephora Harlem will open its doors on Friday, July 19, 2024.

While we wait for Trader Joe’s Harlem to open, let’s take a look at the mural ~ Harlem Heat, created by Creative Art Works. This is the first store mural created for Trader Joe’s by an entity outside the organization.

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Creative Art Works Unveils Exterior Artwork with Fundraiser at Shake Shack Harlem

 

 

 

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.

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Shake Shack Harlem Opened at 1 West 125th Street

 

 

 

Shake Shack Harlem with Facade painted by Creative Art Works. Image taken May 4, 2019

Shake Shack Harlem moved into the old Applebee’s space located at 1 West 125th Street, on the north/west corner across from the National Black Theatre ~ and at the entrance to East Harlem, which is preparing for a number of new projects including the Second Avenue Subway. 

The spectacular opening unveiled artwork by eleven Harlem students, creating murals through a partnership with Creative Art Works inside ~ with exterior artwork currently underway.

Below is a sneak peek from beginning to end, including an update on Creative Art Works outside.

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