6. Alpine: Under the Marquee at Alpine Cinema in Brooklyn

Alpine: Under the Marquee public art installation

Alpine Cinema has been a fixture of the Bay Ridge neighborhood of Brooklyn since it first opened in 1921. For over a hundred years the movie theater has endured and is now the oldest independently owned movie theater in the borough. Many other theaters that once lined the streets have been lost to time. Alpine: Under the Marquee is a neighborhood-inspired mural project created to celebrate the history of the Alpine Cinema and accentuate the iconic marquee.

Created by Untapped New York’s Artist in Residence Aaron Asis, the installation is meant to recontextualize our perception of the past, help us to appreciate the present, and inspire a sustainable vision for the future. Alpine: Under the Marquee is part of Bay Ridge Through an Ecological Lens — a Bay Ridge public art exhibition featuring artists from the New York area — hosted by Stand4 Gallery in collaboration with Ecoartspace.