The People's Playground coney island mural project
The Alliance for Coney Island was proud to commission a series of storefront gate murals for the 2020 Summer season along the Surf/Stillwell Avenue Amusement District. Home to over 350 businesses and 50,000 residents, Coney Island is a collection of independent businesses and attractions, from high-end restaurants, souvenir shops and amusement rides to smaller mom and pop businesses who are dedicated to serving our diverse community and visitors!
The Alliance for Coney Island’s “The People's Playground” mural project aims to honor the rich and long history of Coney Island as it transitioned from the Dutch’s Island of wild rabbits to it earning its nickname as the “People’s Playground”. A historic and iconic community intrinsic to New York history, Coney Island is the birthplace of the amusement industry, Americana, and innovative scientific discoveries. These include the creation of the roller coaster, the hot dog, and the baby incubator exhibit. With 7 million+ annual visitors coming to enjoy Coney Island’s cultural and sports institutions as well as its iconic landmarks: the Cyclone Roller Coaster at Luna Park, Deno's Wonder Wheel, the Parachute Jump, the Riegelmann Boardwalk and exciting annual events: the Mermaid Parade, Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest and Friday Night Fireworks, the mural project adds to Coney Island’s uniqueness and vibrancy.
We are proud to share our completed murals with hopefully more to come in the future!