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Harlem EatUp! and Art Tour Turns Public Space Into Gallery

 A public art installation at the entrance of Marcus Garvey Park called
A public art installation at the entrance of Marcus Garvey Park called "(E)scape-New Faces," one of 40 installed throughout Harlem's parks and some intersections.
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HARLEM — An outdoor fair aimed at bringing art to Harlem will show the work of 40 artists in neighborhood parks and intersections.

Art in Flux partners with the Marcus Garvey Park Alliance, Harlem Community Development Corporation, NYC Parks and the city’s Department of Transportation’s art program and will place 32 pieces of art throughout Marcus Garvey Park.

More will be put at the intersection of 124th St. and Lenox Avenue and at the Harlem Grown Farms on W. 127th St.

The project, which is in its second year, will run until May 31.

“The reaction from everyone in the community has been amazing,” said Leanne Stella, the founder of Art in Flux.

“It doesn’t have to be just Downtown and you can put art in a place where people can engage with it with no pressure and on their own time.”

Organizers also gave a preview of some of the local artists — Omo Misha McGlown, Theo Mighty, Makeba Rainey and Zulu King Slone — who will showcase their work at the second annual Harlem EatUp! Festival, a four-day event that brings together local restaurants, artists and music and runs from May 19 to May 22.