[All photos via 100 Gates Project. Click through for more.]
The project began last summer with just a few murals painted on the neighborhood's rolling metal gates, and since then, street artists have heightened their efforts. Now, murals adorn 34 gates, following a $30,000 grant from New York's Small Business Services and the Economic Development Corporation. Each gate costs approximately $300, with any remaining funds going straight to the artists.
"People have been painting these things in New York for years and years, but usually they just get tagged up with graffiti on them," artist and project leader Billy Rohan told DNAinfo last summer.
According to a spokesperson for the Lower East Side Business Improvement District, there are 25 more murals in the works. Check out the map below to see the location of each mural.
· Project Turning 100 Metal Gates in the LES into Works of Art [DNAinfo]
· 100 Gates Project [official]
· All Public Art coverage [Curbed]