5Pointz NYC Celebrating 10 YearsCulture, Events — By JGM Staff on May 3, 2012 at 12:15 am
Legendary graffiti Spot 5ptz aka “The Mecca of graffiti” for NY is celebrating 10 years strong this Saturday May 5th. It was said last year that the 200,000 square foot graffiti landmark would be closing it’s doors, up until further notice 5ptz will continue to rock out and hold it down for NY graffiti. This “re-opening” event will contain all of the elements that surround graffiti like, emceeing, break dancing, DJ’ing and of course live painting. 5Ptz also has some new merch to give out as well, come be apart of history.
“5pointz Aerosol Art Center, Inc. is an outdoor art exhibit space in Long Island City, NY. Considered to be the world’s “graffiti mecca,” aerosol artists from around the globe paint colorful pieces on a 200,000 sq. foot factory building. The name 5pointz signifies the 5 boroughs coming together as 1. With its reputation as an epicenter of the graffiti scene, this industrial complex has united aerosol artists from Canada, Switzerland, Holland, Japan, Brazil, France, Australia, Spain, Germany, Italy and all over the USA. This amazing organization, founded and run by Meres One since 2002, exists as a result of the grace, time and energy of its volunteers.
2012 celebrates the 10 year anniversary of 5pointz. More than ever, the organization welcomes artists from all over the globe while giving back to the people by throwing events showcasing every element of the Hip Hop Culture.
All proceeds collected this evening will help to purchase the necessary materials to fix the walls acting as a canvas to so many artists for all seasons to come. 5pointz welcomes donations of materials from paint to prime the walls, to wood, tools and the services of skilled carpenters to prepare for the re-opening.
To donate please email email@example.com.
Thanking you for the support, faith and love,
The 5pointz fam…”