PROSPECT HEIGHTS — The Great Wall of Dean Street is about to get a mural makeover.
Broad City illustrator Mike Perry is overseeing a group of of Brooklyn-based artists who will paint a 16-foot-high construction wall surrounding the Atlantic Yards/Pacific Park development in Prospect Heights, the developers announced Monday.
The group of ten artists will each paint a mural on the 820-foot-long wall along the north side of Dean Street between Carlton and Vanderbilt avenues during a free “block party-style” street fair on Aug. 15, according to a press release.
The project, “Pacific Park Arts,” aims to “enliven the streetscape,” the developers said.
The new murals are part of a requirement to create public artwork at the Atlantic Yards/Pacific Park construction site as laid out in an environmental impact agreement made between the state and the developer, Greenland Forest City Partners.
Previously, the developer has worked with the nonprofit ArtBridge to create public artwork on fences and scaffolding within the site.
Lead artist Perry — who may be known to locals for his “Crown Heights” mural on Bergen Street — said the project “will both inspire and inform artists, art lovers, Brooklyn-philes and pop culture enthusiasts of all stripes.”
The nine other artists joining Perry are Morgan Blair, Eddie Perrote, Josh Cochran, Hisham Akira Bharoocha, Thomas Colligan, Archie Lee Coats, Jennifer Maravillas, Naomi Reis and Edward Ubiera.
The Aug. 15 mural painting and street fair will take place from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Dean Street adjacent to the construction site.