School Murals

Vibrant New Murals at NYCHA

NYCHA highlights the installation of the “Roots/Raíces” murals at the Lillian Wald Houses in the current issue of NYCHA Journal. Enjoy the article by LaToya Jordan here. Here’s an excerpt: A new mural series at the Lillian Wald Senior Center vividly showcases the rich history and culture of immigrants who shaped the Lower East Side…

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A Day with Thrive Collective’s Interns

A compilation of small, eventful moments throughout the day on the job for some Thrive Collective interns! It’s no day on the beach, but we make it as fun as it gets! Filmed and edited by Rosabella, and featuring Emily, Judah, Greg, Chris, and “Other Chris.”

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“Serendipity,” by Michela Muserra

This mural had a story. Now it has two. I started this mural in April 2017. Through Thrive Collective, the non-profit I work for, I was assigned PS 282 Elementary School in Park Slope, Brooklyn. The mural would be a celebration of life for all the kids in the school, but most of all it…

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News12 Brooklyn Features Thrive X NeON Arts

April 12, 2019 — News 12 Brooklyn features Thrive Collective’s NeON Arts partnership with PS 298 and Brownsville Collaborative Middle School at the Betty Shabazz Campus in Brownsville. “I wish you power that equals your intelligence and your strength. I wish you success that equals your talent and determination. And I wish you faith.” –…

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Edition Times Square

This afternoon, we delivered four mixed media canvases to the Edition Times Square celebrating the hotel’s core values of Passion, Enchantment, Sophistication, and Authenticity. Hotel staff helped paint the canvases on Friday, February 8th, by interpreting those values during their staff training event. The canvases will be installed in the staff lounge/cafeteria and will be…

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Celebrating Concrete & Canvas

We join Thrive Collective’s first national affiliate Concrete & Canvas in celebrating the recently completed San Diego’s Mosaic fall community mural intensive at the corner of S. 43rd Street & National Avenue in Southcrest. Mayor Kevin Faulconer and Chief of SDPD David Nisleit joined One San Diego, neighborhood volunteers and families, and collaborating sponsors Concrete…

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Advancing Together X Night at the Museum

So, this happened last night. Enjoy the completed portfolio here. View this post on Instagram Grateful to the Minority Corporate Council Association for inviting #ThriveCollective to create a live painting for auction at their Advancing Together Diversity Gala last night. So proud of @artbykekoa and @kristenigma for masterfully completing the canvas in 1.5 hours, and…

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Birthday Blessings and Minivans

Jeremy’s family minivan helped launch a movement. For his birthday, please help Thrive replace it. Five years ago, our founder Jeremy Del Rio’s family donated their minivan to help create hope and opportunity through arts and mentoring in public schools. Since then, nearly 15,000 NYC public school students and volunteers have transformed their schools and…

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Celebrate Make Space for the Arts

Celebrate “Make Space for the Arts,” by YUCA Arts and Thrive Collective, featuring works by Tats Cru, Crash, BR163, Jon143, students, and volunteers. Join us September 22nd from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. at 135th Street and Alexander Avenue, directly underneath the Major Deegan overpass. Live music, food, spoken word poetry, and thanks to the community…

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Back to (Superpower) School!

Our final School Murals project of 2018, completed on the eve of the new school year, features two murals “Superpowers” and “Serve with Heart” at the entrance of PS 280Q in Jackson Heights, Queens. We are grateful for new friends and collaborators Principal Lisa Hidalgo and Guidance Counselor Danielle Lammering, and join them in welcoming…

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