Sam Wisneski

Kids Comic Con: Team Titans

On April 20th, Thrive Collective collaborated with Kids Comic Con to provide an interactive mural experience at the convention. Attendees painted the empty panels with their original creations. Thrive artists facilitated the kids and parents in painting and offering instruction and techniques when needed. The canvas has been exhibited at the NYC Department of Youth…

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AC hotel times square beautifully painting


“Thank you @nycthrive for this wonderful piece. Our collaboration means a lot to us and we are humbled by it.” – AC Hotels Times Square “If you can take the time to do something, you can take the time to do it beautifully.” This AC Hotels mantra inspired the “Beautifully” installation at our newest corporate…

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Dance. Thrive. Chill. x Burton NYC (2017)

Video by Vladimir Goroshnikov (Facebook). Music by Finsta Bundy (Facebook / Soundcloud). To celebrate the new school year, the Burton Flagship store in Soho sponsored an evening of creative expression and youth empowerment on September 7, 2017. Three organizations that create positive impact for the youth of New York City joined forces in an event about movement, marks of…

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Create Harlem by Thrive

Create! Harlem

It’s easy to define our differences, much harder to find the common ground that unites us. Community murals memorialize the shared vision that binds us together. That’s why projects like “Create! Harlem” bring such joy. When we take the time to bridge divides, drab spaces transform into places where beauty thrives. We are so grateful…

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La Lucha Continua

“La Lucha Continua” (2017) Art Direction by Sam Wisneski / Loisaida Center + FABNYC + Thrive Collective Community Mural at First Street Green Corner of 2nd Avenue & Houston Street, Manhattan Celebrating the 30th anniversary of the twenty-six La Lucha Continua community murals painted by the community mural collective Artmakers Inc. in the Lower…

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Holidays Thrive

NYC First Lady Chirlane McCray helps paint the Holidays Thrive mural with actor Dennis O’hare and artists from Thrive Collective at Union Square Park on December 12th, where we helped celebrate the City’s NYC Well campaign. Holidays Thrive ‹ › × × Previous Next Flickr Album Gallery Powered By: WP Frank

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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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Love and Serve

Thrive Collective joined NY CityServe at the Movement Day Global Cities conference at the Jacob Javits Center on October 25-27, 2016. Friends from all over the world helped us create a collaborative mural by answering a simple question: “How should we love and serve our cities?” When the art installation was completed, it served as…

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Fuel: Art Redemption

Together with apprentice artists Pilar Batista and Nico Collazo, Thrive’s Creative Director Sam Wisneski led a live, interactive art demonstration at the 2016 Fuel Student Conference on Saturday, October 8, 2016. Five hundred students from the greater New York City area attended the event, and dozens participated in the production of the Art Redemption mural…

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