UPPER EAST SIDE, NY, — We have partnered with, New York Paint & Hardware, and rising street artist Avery Nice, to unveil a bold and exciting new art installation on the corner of E 87th and 1st Ave in Manhattan.
The installation will be unveiled to the UES and Yorkville community on Marathon Sunday, Nov 6, 2022, 12pm.
The piece will take approximately 100 hours to complete. The design is an homage to the Upper East Side Community and features a number of unique UES references, themes, and landmarks.
Come celebrate this cultural infusion to the neighborhood with live music, refreshments, a chance to meet the community, and root on your favorite runners in style!
New York Paint & Hardware is an UES institution, having been established in 1986 and maintaining a constant presence in the community ever since. With locations on 87th and 1st, 84th and 1st, and a recently closed location at 83rd and 2nd, NY Paint & Hardware has been an integral part of the UES and Yorkville community for decades. Brothers Shawn and Frank Gorelik, sons of founder Michael Gorelik, have since taken over the business and are as committed as ever to giving back to the community that their business relies upon.
Brothers Guitars, after originally launching in the back of the hardware store, opened their own standalone location on E 84th St. right in the middle of a global pandemic. Founded by UES business owners Shawn and Frank, Brothers Guitars became the intersection of their passions for the retail industry, the UES, and music, and became a lifeline for a community in need of a spark. The store has since opened it’s own music school, rental service, repair service, hosts open-mic events and other live shows, and has quickly integrated into the community.
AVERY NICE, is a well versed multifaceted self taught artist specializing in large scale murals. Ranging from abstract, or conceptual to realism or graffiti, Avery’s freestyle works are influenced by being submerged in the graffiti, typography, street art, contemporary, and pop cultures engulfing the cities around him. Growing up in northern NJ and the surrounding NYC areas has continued to shape Avery’s interest in advancing his own craft and unique styles.
Avery has created public works since 2004 and had his first solo exhibition in 2014.
Since then he has led and assisted many large scale murals and exhibitions, making headlines and articles in local, national and international publications including The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal.
Avery’s works have now been featured throughout New York City, Miami, and Northern and Southern New Jersey and have been photographed by thousands of spectators.