The 5Pointz Aerosol Art Center

Visit the graffiti Mecca of the world. The Banksy's of tomorrow try their creative forces here learning how to leave the message with aerosol on the walls.

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The New Yorkers have probably heard or even visited the 5Pointz Aerosol Art Center; yet, for the tourists who are just arriving to the big city, this artsy place might not ring a bell. Its name comes from five boroughs brought together, and this art center is their point of meeting. This creativity spot located on the Long Island is quite worthy a pilgrimage for its notable position on the modern art scene. Street artists from around the world come here to paint their works right on these walls of an abandoned factory building.

This epicenter of graffiti scene works perfect with the industrial complex which houses it. Legendary street artists from Asia, Latin America, Europe, not to mention North America, have come here and painted some of their masterpieces on these brick walls. This style of art, graffiti, have attracted film makers, photographers and DJs, so the tourists are likely to meet a lot of important people on the spot. This outdoors non-conventional art gallery has its own curator, Jonathan Cohen, a graffiti movement vet who goes under the signature of Meres One. His plans are to make out of this five-story abandoned factory one of the world's largest graffiti museums.

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Address of The 5Pointz Aerosol Art Center
45-46 Davis St Long Island City, NY 11101
Closest subway
21 Street - Van Alst

Additional information

Attraction type
  • street art
  Published ID13249

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