Beyond NYC

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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Female Thrive Collective URBANLIFE Mentors

UrbanLife Youth & Family Center

“Welcome to ‘What Comes Next.'” – Shawana Myhre, UrbanLife Mentors For the second consecutive year, Clorox sponsored Thrive Collective to beautify a youth arts and mentoring space — this time in Oakland! On June 15th, we celebrated the grand opening of the UrbanLife Youth and Family Center with our partners UrbanLife Mentors and Clorox. “Next” is just the…

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URBANLIFE Mentors jumping

Hope Oakland

For the second consecutive year, Clorox sponsored Thrive Collective to beautify a youth arts and mentoring space — this time in Oakland! The “Hope Oakland” mural includes contributions from two of the Bay Area’s muralist legends: Camer1 from San Fransisco and Tim from the Illuminaries in Oakland. Hope Oakland ‹ › × × Previous Next…

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San Diego’s Mosaic

We join Thrive Collective’s first national affiliate Concrete & Canvas in celebrating the recently completed San Diego’s Mosaic fall community mural intensive commissioned by One San Diego at the corner of S. 43rd Street & National Avenue in Southcrest. Photos by Javier Torres Studios. San Diego’s Mosaic (Completed Mural) ‹ › × × Previous Next Flickr…

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Advancing Together

We are grateful to the Minority Corporate Council Association for inviting Thrive Collective to create a live painting for auction at their Advancing Together Diversity Gala at the American Museum of Natural History on October 3, 2018. Lead artist Kekoa, together with Kristen Leung, masterfully completed the canvas in 1.5 hours, and showcased it below…

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Mexico and Puerto Rico united


Actress Lauren Velez and Jeremy Del Rio, united in support of Puerto Rico and Mexico. Unidos, by Marissa Molina, celebrates the resilience of Puerto Ricans and Mexicans recovering from Hurricane Maria and the Mexico City earthquakes, and our solidarity with them during the recovery. The image features characters from the Legacy mural (2014) at the…

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Sierra High School: ImPossible

The mission, which we chose to accept: instigate, mobilize, and help facilitate a new school partnership nearly 3,000 miles away to complete our first School Murals project in Los Angeles. Our phenomenal collaborators: Urban Youth Workers Institute, which was hosting its national conference with 1,500 youth workers at Azusa Pacific University; Neighborhood Homework House, a local after school youth…

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NYWC: Arise

Youth Specialties featured the work of Thrive Collective at their 2016 National Youth Workers Convention in Cincinnati (Nov. 17-20, 2016). More than 3,000 youth workers from around the country heard the #BringArtBack story from the main stage, experienced it in the collaborative production of the Arise mural throughout the conference, and watched this moving documentary…

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Campeones in Mexico

Creating is Fun In August 2015, School Murals went international! For more than twenty years, our friends at Lily of the Valley orphanage have sent their children to a neighborhood public middle school, Escuela Secundaria No. 5. Directors Sara and Kevin Neff proposed a mural as an appropriate way to say, “Gracias.” That spring we collaborated…

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