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The North Brooklyn Public Arts Coalition is holding a fundraiser for it inaugural venture, The India Street Mural Project, this Wednesday at Gallery 1889. NbPAC's mission - to coordinate between local artists, community groups and businesses to dramatically increase public art in North Brooklyn - is sorely needed. For neighborhoods long considered home to large segments of the creative class, much of Williamsburg, Greenpoint, Bushwick et al remain unconscionably unattractive. This despite clear and present opportunities for beautification provided by an aging industrial landscape. Wednesday's event will include a silent auction of work from artist involved in the mural project, food by Anella's Chef Michael Sullivan, haircuts by Dan Harper, screenprinting by the Brooklyn Printmaking Collective, and found object portraits by Zito. Tickets are twenty dollars, the event runs from 7pm to 11pm, and DJ Painted will be spinning for the duration.