Just before Mavi Jeans moved into the space at 205 5th Avenue, the business painted over the mysterious “Who’s Your Uncle” mural as well as the poem Desiderata by Max Ehrmann, which had been installed on the Union Street side of the building. But now they hope to put up something new, and you may be able to help.
They’re accepting new mural designs on the theme “What’s your Brooklyn?” and you can submit designs from May 12 through June 6 to Events.firstname.lastname@example.org. A winner will be selected on June 9 by a jury that, according to Women’s Wear Daily, includes the Brooklyn Museum’s Lisa Small, and Michael Conklin, editor in chief of Brooklyn Magazine.
The winning design will be unveiled on the wall on June 21.
This bustling intersection deserves something beautiful, so come on local artists, make Park Slope proud!
Photo by Matt Casey