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This gorgeous 7,500-square-foot street mural is now in Union Square

"Flowing Together" is the work of New York artist Talisa Almonte.

Anna Rahmanan
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"Flowing Together" in Union Square
Photograph: Carlos Chiossone
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It's always exciting when a piece of art becomes part and parcel of the city's streets. Case in point: the mural installation that takes over Union Square every year.

"Flowing Together" in Union Square
Photograph: Jane Kratochvil

In 2024, the 7,500-square-foot mural unveiled in partnership with Union Square and the New York City Department of Transportation Art Program (NYC DOT Art) is the work of New York artist Talisa Almonte, who was selected among almost 30 total submissions received in 2024 only.

"Flowing Together," as the piece is called, "recognizes [Union Square's] legacy as an iconic space for people to come together, from all walks of life, in the name of self-expression – whether to make their voices heard or to celebrate life, joy, art, music and dance," reads an official press release. 

Brightly multicolored, the mural abstractly showcases the flow of people into and out of the legendary neighborhood. More specifically, according to the release, "the southern portion of the street mural is filled with organic shapes of diverse colors, representing the constant flow of people passing through Union Square, while the northern portion showcases those same shapes joining into a spiral, representing the unification of people for a specific cause."

The artwork debuted late last week and will stay put on site indefinitely, but we suggest you head to 14th Street between Broadway and Union Square West this week to catch it in all of its glory before the crowds.

If the visit has got you craving more outdoor art, feel free to consult our own list of the best that's currently out there, including the trippy sculptures of cut-off looking people in Manhattan that are sure to make you do a double take, the gigantic hot dog that's currently sitting pretty in Times Square and pastel-hued floral mural with a feminist message that is one of the newest additions to the High Line

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