If you have walked down Salem St. at night, you probably have noticed how storefront roll down doors have turned into neighborhood art, courtesy of local artist Nate Swain. Shown above is Polcari’s door where an antique photo image is printed on sticky vinyl. Up the block at Rabia’s, the four roll down doors are in the process of being painted with a fish/ocean scene. The ocean image is not yet finished; look for a snow crab and coral soon.
“I have discovered roll down doors are fun to work on because its like magic. Now you see it, now you don’t,” says Nate. And there’s more coming! Nate has plans to paint the far right True Value roll down door soon and would like to do something nice to Al Dente’s door.
Photos courtesy of Nathan Swain.