(Photo: John Roca)

The Coney Art Walls officially opened over the weekend, and among the celebrants were a merman and, even more weirdly, Sports Illustrated model Hailey Clauson.

As we mentioned a couple of weeks ago, this year’s food vendors at the mural-dotted lot near the Thunderbolt rollercoaster include chicken-and-waffles truck Chick-N-Cone, tacos-and-dogs truck Coney Shack, mobile pizzeria Neapolitan Express, Staten Island gastropub The Hop Shoppe, ane Lower East Side favorite Patacon Pisao. Events will include the annual Unicorn Carnival on July 8 and the Burger Records Beach Bash on July 22.


But the Art Walls are all about art, right? Here’s a look at some of the murals now on display, starting with downtown artist Shantell Martin in action:

Nina Chanel Abney:

(Photo: John Roca)


(Photo: John Roca)

Sheryo & Yok:

(Photo: John Roca)



And a glimpse or what to expect from Alexis Diaz:

Correction: The original version of this post misspelled the name of Hailey Clauson.