DUMBO — DUMBO's bare brick walls are getting a mural makeover.
Eight international artists are creating original works on walls within a four-block radius near the BQE as part of "DUMBO Walls," a program presented by the Department of Transportation.
"This is the largest art project ever to hit DUMBO," Alexandria Sica, Executive Director of the DUMBO Improvement District, said. "It's going to be transformative and we can't wait to see the public interact with the BQE in a whole new way."
Sica added, "The talent we were able to attract is incredible."
The artist roster includes local favorites such as CAM who created DUMBO's famous Water Street Elephant Mural, Presidential Barack Obama's “Hope” graphic designer Shepard Fairey and international street painter Eltono.
Other artists Yuko Shizimu, Stefan Sagmeister, MOMO, Faith47, and DALeast's artwork can be found on public spaces and in galleries from Nairobi to Vancouver.
Artists are currently working on their walls and are expected to be finished within the week. Murals can be seen on the BQE wall and in tunnels on York Street between The Brooklyn Bridge and Jay Street.