NYC Council

Thrive NYC

Thank you Council Member Justin Brannan and Lowen’s Pharmacy for supporting public art in Bay Ridge and beyond! “No more ugly brown wall by Lowen’s on 69th & 3rd thanks to the folks at Thrive Collective! “Art has always helped us process and heal from trauma. The collective global trauma caused by COVID19 is unprecedented.…

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Kindness Beats the Virus

We are in love with our mural and cannot stop looking at it as well as receiving compliments for it! We are amazed!!!! This is absolutely beautiful! We have tears in our eyes! Thank you, thank you, thank you! We are so grateful! – S.R. Signed, sealed, delivered: 🎨 the #KindnessBeatsTheVirus free mural at contest…

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Flowers of Our People

Artist Statement and Creative Rationale By Fermin Mendoza National flowers symbolize a country and its people, representing their culture, heritage and deep roots that trail back hundreds, sometimes thousands of years. America’s national flower, the rose, is also the official flower of the state of New York. Within their Staten Island neighborhood, the Stapleton Houses…

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Hopes and Dreams

We were honored to support NYC Council Member Diana Ayala and her Youth Day block parties East Harlem (7/31) and Mott Haven (8/3) this summer. Neighborhood families and summer camps imagined their futures and created the “Hopes and Dreams” mural with teaching artist Nico Collazo and our Thrive Interns. Hopes And Dreams (2019) ‹ ›…

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P.S. 204 businessman on mural

PS 204K: The Games We Play

Artist Statement – By Michela Muserra It’s a wrap! Where do I start? “The Games We Play” school mural project was another fulfilling experience with Thrive Collective. We started working with the 4th grade students of PS 204 The Vince Lombardi School back in March. Funded by the Cultural Immigrant Initiative via a grant from…

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Flatbush: The Work of our Hands

On July 28, we celebrated completion of “The Work of our Hands.” Special thanks to NYC Council Member Mathieu Eugene and NYC Small Business Services for investing in Place Making through Public Art. Mural designed and produced by neighborhood teens and stakeholders from Connect Life Church. The Work Of Our Hands (2019) ‹ › ×…

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senior citizens playing dominoes Lillian Wald senior center

“Roots/Raíces” Series: Capicu

“Roots/Raíces” Murals – Artist Statement and Creative Rationale In the 1940s, a wave of European and Latino immigrants – mostly Puerto Ricans – established roots in the Lower East Side and shaped a community with a  unique culture, charm and soul. The “Roots/Raíces” murals provide a visual narrative of the history of this Lower East…

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Arlene and Rick Del Rio mural portrait

“Roots/Raíces” Series: Alphabet City

“Roots/Raíces” Murals – Artist Statement and Creative Rationale In the 1940s, a wave of European and Latino immigrants – mostly Puerto Ricans – established roots in the Lower East Side and shaped a community with a  unique culture, charm and soul. The “Roots/Raíces” murals provide a visual narrative of the history of this Lower East…

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piragua stand Lillian Wald

“Roots/Raíces” Series: Piraguas

“Roots/Raíces” Murals – Artist Statement and Creative Rationale In the 1940s, a wave of European and Latino immigrants – mostly Puerto Ricans – established roots in the Lower East Side and shaped a community with a  unique culture, charm and soul. The “Roots/Raíces” murals provide a visual narrative of the history of this Lower East…

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musician and coqui frogs close up

“Roots/Raíces” Series: Coquí

“Roots/Raíces” Murals – Artist Statement and Creative Rationale In the 1940s, a wave of European and Latino immigrants – mostly Puerto Ricans – established roots in the Lower East Side and shaped a community with a  unique culture, charm and soul. The “Roots/Raíces” murals provide a visual narrative of the history of this Lower East…

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