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Star of Queens: Carolina Peñafiel, founder and director of Local Project, co-owner of Fancy Fox
Star of Queens: Carolina Peñafiel, founder and director of Local Project, co-owner of Fancy Fox
News Queens Courier Staff 9/09/2013 at 10:17AM

COMMUNITY SERVICE: Ten years ago Carolina Peñafiel founded Local Project, a nonprofit arts organization. It has housed its headquarters and gallery space inside the warehouses of 5Pointz in Long Island City. Local Project gives back to the community by showcasing local artists and holding events with local groups. “It is a very welcoming space, it’s [...]

Arts nonprofit raises funds for new space as 5Pointz set to be demolished
Arts nonprofit raises funds for new space as 5Pointz set to be demolished
Arts & Music Angy Altamirano 8/19/2013 at 4:53PM

As the wrecking ball gets closer to 5Pointz, one nonprofit that calls the graffiti mecca home is now looking for help to fund their new space once it’s time to move out. For the past five years, Local Project, a nonprofit arts organization, has housed its headquarters and gallery space at 45-10 Davis Street in [...]

After a decade in Long Island City, Local Project searches for a new home
After a decade in Long Island City, Local Project searches for a new home
Arts & Music Alexa Altman 12/28/2012 at 9:52AM

At the edge of Long Island City, where warehouses haunt like rusty fossils of an industrial past, obscured by the elevated subway tracks, street art fights for survival. Encircled in graffiti-wrapped sarcophagi, the low brow legacy of Local Project and 5Pointz await doomsday, untouched by the sterile glass high-rises that erupt from the ground almost [...]