501 (See) (Streets): Nonprofit Sponsoring Street Art and Beautifying Neighborhoods Across the Five Boroughs One Mural at a Time
Photo: Noah Sheroff, Founder & Executive Director of 501 (See) (Streets) and artist Marthalicia Matarrita.
Lit Riot Press recently visited the nonprofit organization, 501 (See) (Streets), in Astoria Queens to cover one of their recent mural projects. We had the opportunity to speak with the Founder & Executive Director of 501 (See) (Streets), Noah Sheroff. A great opportunity to capture photos and a few short video clips in support of our upcoming book collaboration, and to talk about the art and mural work organized and sponsored by 501 (See) (Streets) throughout New York City.
501 (See) (Streets)’s mission is to revitalize and beautify NYC’s (and surrounding areas) neighborhoods with mural art. They bring professional artists together with community groups, business improvement districts, police precincts, schools and local businesses and residents to create inspiring works of art on walls and rolled gates that revitalize commercial and residential districts. 501 See Streets seeks to:
- Design and paint murals that enhance the landscape and architecture of communities and promote cultural enrichment;
- Conduct workshops and classes for community residents and at-risk youth on art education, mural painting, cultural expression, and neighborhood beautification; and
- Create art galleries and artistic spaces to beautify surrounding neighborhoods and foster positive relationships between community residents and artists.