The outdoor museum of street art that is Coney Art Walls has returned for another year, featuring both new and returning talent. Presented by Thor Equities, the public art wall at Greenwood Beach made its debut last Friday, just in time for the masses that flocked to Coney Island to enjoy Memorial Day weekend. This year’s display will feature 21 new works, some from returning artists as well as works from new artists and three walls being painted by local children and young adults.
Curated by Joseph Sitt, CEO of Thor Equities, and art-world impresario Jeffrey Deitch, the wall showcases works from a host of artists that include Buff Monster, Lady Pink, RETNA, Ron English, Crash, Daze, and Icy & Sot.
In addition to the art walls, food vendors including Dinosaur Bar-B-Que, Mexican restaurant Calexico, and pizzeria Table 87 were featured at the opening event.
Located at 3050 Stillwell Avenue, the outdoor museum will be open daily through October 2016 from 12 p.m. to 10 p.m. and all murals will be fully completed in June, in time for the annual Mermaid Parade on the 18th.