Artists

Chinatown: Dragon Lion Medley

“Do you like watching Lion Dancing during Lunar New Year?” Thrive artist Peach Tao asks. Then celebrate with a visit to her new “Dragon Lion Medley” community mural for the Chinatown Mural Project at East Broadway and Division Street. Enjoy iconic Chinatown establishments in the design including PS 23, Wo Hop, Hop Kee, and more.  Special…

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BHSIS: For One and All

FOR ONE AND ALL 🎨 Masks x social distancing x mural making. After the COVID-19 school closures in the spring, it was so great to have students painting again. This fall, we had just enough time before NYC schools closed again to complete our first hybrid learning intensive of the new academic year. Thank you…

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Oakland: Juarez Kajukenbo

Thrive’s Private Client Services expanded in 2020 to include private commissions in New York and California. Juarez Kajukenbo, a dojo in Oakland, CA, commissioned Thrive Collective artist Kekoa to paint their training studio. Go here to support our double bottom line. Hire the best and support the cause. Juarez Kajukenbo (2020) ‹ › × × Previous…

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IS 117 / TYWLS: The Importance of Daydreaming

Thanks to the generous support of NYC Council Member Fernando Cabrera, we pooled resources from two NYC agencies to unite both schools at the Joseph Wade Campus in the Mount Hope section of the Bronx to transform their shared, main entrance hallway. The NYC Department of Cultural Affairs and the NYC Department of Youth and…

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PS 264K: Create

The “CREATE” mural celebrates all forms of art, children, and diversity. Thank you to the students, faculty and staff of PS 264 Elementary School in Bay Ridge, and Council Member Justin Brannan for his continuing support. From Student Drawings to Design Here, Michela demonstrates how she integrates student drawings directly into mural designs. Watch the…

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PS 288: Soaring Towards Excellence

“The PS/IS 288 mural project (along W 25th Street between Mermaid and Surf Avenues) in Coney Island is coming along beautifully! I was proud to secure resources for this great community art project prior to the pandemic and this initiative has found a way to deepen social connections in an era of physical distancing. The…

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Clemente: Kindness Beats the Virus

clemente-kbtv clemente-banner for-one-and-all-web clemente-squad We love collaborating with our friends at the Clemente Soto Velez Cultural Center. This year’s Arte Pa’Mi Gente / Arts for All Festival featured murals art directed by Marissa Molina and Toofly, with creative direction from Kekoa. Students, volunteers, and a team of Thrive artists wore masks and observed social distancing…

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Clemente: Arte Pa’Mi Gente

We love collaborating with our friends at the Clemente Soto Velez Cultural Center. This year’s Arte Pa’Mi Gente / Arts for All Festival featured murals art directed by Marissa Molina and Toofly, with creative direction from Kekoa. Students, volunteers, and a team of Thrive artists wore masks and observed social distancing to execute both murals…

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Connect Life Church: The Work of Our Hands

This year we expanded on the “The Work of our Hands” mural begun in 2019 at the corner of Cortelyou Road and Flatbush Avenue. Part one focused on economic opportunity. This year focused on service and civic responsibility, particularly in light of COVID-19 and the 2020 elections. Special thanks to NYC Council Member Mathieu Eugene…

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MS/HS 141: A Wrinkle in Time

“Thank you [NYC Council Member Andrew Cohen] so much for the beautiful addition to our school!  Last school year you provided funding so that RKA could partner with Thrive.  The partnership generated a Mural Painting Club for HS and MS students.  The club designed the mural you see in the attached pictures. … “It is massive…

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