Public Art & Community Partnerships

Intermittent Imprints (to walk along the river) by Raul Ayala

FAB is a local partner in LESReady! a network supporting community resiliency in the face of climate change.  Our most recent collaboration with Downtown Art is on artist Raul Ayala’s installation on the facade of 70 East 4th Street.

Intermittent Imprints (to walk along the river) is an installation and performance by Raul Ayala that unveils the neighborhood’s pre-colonial ecologies, with the waterway that once flowed through East 4th Street down to the East River acting as a reference point for considering our vital relationship to water in a time of rapidly advancing climate change.

Photo by Raul Ayala

LES Community Culture Council

University Settlement and FABnyc are partnering to launch the Lower East Side Community Culture Council! The LESCCC is an intergenerational team of community residents, University Settlement staff, and FABnyc staff. The council will explore opportunities to bring creative programming to public and community spaces in our neighborhood. We will select and collaborate with artists and/or community partners to envision and plan creative actions that support greater access and equity. Click here to learn more.

Photo by Benjamin Lundberg Torres Sánchez
Photo by Benjamin Lundberg Torres Sánchez

Messages To Go
by Hatuey Ramos-Fermín

FABnyc emerges out of anti-displacement organizing done by low-income tenants of both residential and commercial properties. Building off of this legacy we strive to continue supporting and collaborating with small businesses in the Lower East Side.

FABnyc recently commissioned Hatuey Ramos-Fermín’s Messages to Go, an art project that produces, designs, and distributes a series of reusable shopping bags based on conversations and interviews with local small business owners and advocates.

Photo courtesy of ANHD
Photo by Shannel Resto