Community Mural

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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East Harlem Ministry Hub

Collaboration. One of our non-negotiables. Grateful that our new, shared space embodies it. More to come. The first of four murals in production at the East Harlem Ministry Hub, 2271 2nd Ave., NY, NY 10035 (between 116th and 117th on 2nd Ave). East Harlem Ministry Hub ‹ › × × Previous Next Flickr Album Gallery…

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Black Lives Matter: A+

[Drone photos from Mingomatic.] On July 2 and 3, Thrive Collective joined an all-star lineup of artists led by Tats Cru to paint the Black Lives Matter mural in Foley Square. Our primary assignment: the A in “Black.” We also helped block in the word “Matters,” and finish the K in “Black” and E in…

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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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Jamaica: Tree of Life

“When we started painting, I saw it on the wall, and I was like, ‘Wow.’ I didn’t know this was possible. Everybody who walked by while we were painting, they seemed excited. … Now that it’s done and it’s over, it looks amazing. And every time I come back I’m always gonna know that I…

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Thoughts and Prayers

The “Thoughts and Prayers” mural reclaimed the #ThoughtsAndPrayers cliche for loved ones lost and families shattered by gun violence at the Art of Healing festival in Harlem on 8/17/19. The Art of Healing festivals are sponsored by the Manhattan District Attorney, with support from Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer and dozens of arts and service…

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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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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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