Another Summer of Street Art at Coney Art Walls Opens on May 25

Coney Art Walls 2017. Photo by Susan De Vries

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The “museum of street art” is coming back to Coney Island.

Coney Art Walls, the annual street art showcase created in 2015, will open this summer’s program on May 25 and will remain open from 12 pm to 8 pm daily through September.

Located at 3050 Stillwell Avenue, bordered by Bowery Street, West 15th Street and Stillwell Avenue near the Coney Island boardwalk and beach, the event is sponsored by developer Thor Equities, and curated by Thor’s CEO Joseph J. Sitt and celebrity art-world figure Jeffrey Deitch.

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Coney Art Walls 2017. Photo by Susan De Vries

The list of artists participating is impressive. There’s a mix of old-school graffiti legends such as Eric Haze, Crash, Daze, Lee Quinones and Lady Pink (the latter two starred together in the 1982 film “Wild Style”), with a younger group of artists such as Shantell Martin, Nina Chanel Abney and Buff Monster.

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Coney Art Walls 2017. Photo by Susan De Vries

Throughout the summer, the area will be transformed into a performance space. Lil Jon presents his lively DJ set on June 10, and Sandra Collins and Robbie Rivera will play records on June 17.

The complete lineup of artists and performers, along with more information about the event can be found here.

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