19. Here in the Garment District

Here by Santi Flores
Here by Santi Flores. Photo by Alexandre Ayer / @DiversityPics for the Garment District Alliance.

Through August 29, 2022, the Garment District Alliance will present Here, a series of fourteen oversized sculptures with raised hands welcoming residents and visitors to New York City. Created by artist Santi Flores, Here symbolizes the importance of unity, diversity, and individuality while also working to instill hope in its audience as the city looks towards the future. 

Crafted from steel, concrete, and enamel paint, Flores’ sculptures vary in size, with the largest towering at 14 feet tall. Each sculpture in Here features the same signature raised hand gesture with different colors and markings on their skin as a representation of New York City’s multicultural community. The sculptures can be found on Broadway between 38th and 41st Streets.