Community Art


Designed and Created by Natasha May Platt

Asked about the concept, Platt said, Inspire!! The word itself means “to breathe” as well as referring to the ability we have to spark creativity and joy in others. Our breath and our spirit are one, connecting us to our body, our world, each other, and beauty and creation itself. I hope my mural can spark just a little of that remembrance and reverence in all who see it.


Local Brooklyn artist, Natasha May Platt paints vivid and colorful nature-inspired imagery in urban spaces across the U.S. to reconnect viewers with the abundance and rhythm of the natural world. Natasha experiences color as a vibration which she channels through her body as she paints, infusing the work of art with an energy of joy and presence that is transmitted to the viewer. Her meditation practice and her painting practice are deeply interconnected and inform each other as daily practices of awareness– one intensely private and one intensely public.

“Inspire” is located adjacent to Petco on the North Side of Gateway Center.


Gateway Artwalk

Take a stroll down Gateway Center’s ArtWalk!

Brooklyn artist Abby Goldstein’s stunning exhibit entitled “Ebb and Flow” will be sure to wow you.

Abby said she was Inspired by the natural ecosystem and changing geography surrounding Gateway Center and that the 11 panels in this installation refer to the ebb and flow of tides along the Spring Creek shoreline.

Gateway ArtWalk is located between Bed Bath & Beyond and Staples on the south side of the center and accessible through the food court on the north side.

Abby Goldstein (b. Chicago, IL) received a BFA from Pratt Institute, NY and an MFA from the School of Visual Arts, NY. Ms. Goldstein is passionate about art, typography, and design. She is an Associate Professor of Art and heads the Graphic Design Concentration at Fordham University, NY. Ms. Goldstein has exhibited her work in the US and abroad and has received numerous awards, fellowships, and public commissions. Ms. Goldstein lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.

Gateway Center and Related Companies are proud to sponsor local Brooklyn artist Abby Goldstein and wish to thank the Brooklyn Arts Council for their assistance.