In honor of WorldPride 2019 and the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots, Arlo is honored to host two of the 50 murals that have been created around the city to reflect and honor the beauty, struggle, and strides of the LGBTQIA+ community. Over the course of May and mid-June, the complete set of murals will be unveiled, culminating before the WorldPride 2019 | Stonewall 50 season commences and remaining intact throughout the duration of the month’s celebration.
Arlo is working with NYC Pride and LISA Project NYC to curate the amazing collection of murals. Both local and international artists were selected to create the murals within the five boroughs of New York.
The first mural was done at A.R.T. NoMad, Arlo NoMad’s rooftop bar that debuted on May 1. The design was done by Wilfredo “Bio” Feliciano, a New York local. Bio started his artistic career in the early eighties at the height of the New York City subway graffiti movement, and thirty years later is considered to be one of the top letter masters throughout the movement worldwide. Join us for a rooftop cocktail and epic, first-row views of his newest masterpiece at A.R.T. NoMad.
Arlo’s second mural is in the Courtyard of Arlo SoHo, and was designed by artist Indie184, another native New Yorker. Determined to express herself to the world through art, she quit business college to teach herself how to sew, paint and produce graphic design. Influenced by abstract expressionism and pop art, her paintings are raptures of color and textures fused with her original graffiti and street art, imagery, and designs juxtaposed with personal messages. Grab a morning mocha or happy hour cocktail in our Courtyard, and admire Indie184’s latest work.
The full list of mural locations will be available for viewing at www.worldpridemuralproject.org. WorldPride 2019 | Stonewall 50 will be comprised of more than 25 different events for LGBTQIA+ and allied people during the full month of June, 2019. Throughout the course of the celebration, all WorldPride events will ladder up to the foundational theme, “Millions of Moments of Pride.” Join New York City, and the world, this June as we honor the past, celebrate our differences and march together for our future.