ART: Spring Fever for Street Art: Ladies Love Project Reps Lower East Side

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Some of New York City’s most creative underground artists and designers are gearing up for next month’s spring outdoor art market. On April 13, the Ladies Love Project proudly presents its sixth Pop-Up Shop, held at the Houston Street Center (noon-8 p.m.). Expect a funky, fresh display of talent and styles to choose from during the one-day-only event celebrating what’s best about the eclectic spirit of the Bowery.

“Having the Ladies Love Project Pop-Up Shop in the heart of the Lower East Side is a perfect fit,” observe Patty Dukes and RephStar of the indie Hip-Hop duo and media group, Circa ’95.“All of the vendors have styles that honor old New York, yet each demonstrates a unique progression with great, must-have niche items.” Ladies Love Project is the brainchild of respected street artist TOOFLY, Patty Dukes and RephStar, and creative nonprofit aficionado, A.Mari. This year’s participating Pop-Up Shop artists include: Junkprints, Vanilla Medallions, Wonder Lee, Concrete Rose, live nail art by Lady Fancy Nails, makeup by Lipstick Manifesto and more showcasing canvas art, jewelry, T-shirts, limited edition and handcrafted pieces. A live broadcast will be streamed and includes a performance showcase by Circa ’95 RephStar and DJ Polarity, while photog Samantha Morales rocks the Photobooth.

“It’s going to be an energetic art-ery, a bustling bodega under the sun for us this spring,” A. Mari says. “… the busy streets around the venue will surely make for a block party atmosphere for attendees of all ages, every shop vendor and our team!” Houston Street Center, opened in 2006, stands as a community and cultural cornerstone exposing new and established artists who are traditionally under-represented in NYC’s larger stores, galleries and museums.


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