Groundswell brings together artists, youth, and community organizations to use art as a tool for social change.
Groundswell is a safe space for me as a teenager, it’s a place where you can express yourself with whatever it may be, it's your getaway. More about Kevin's story
Kevin Rijo, Youth Artist
For me, building imagination and sharing knowledge alongside a younger generation of artists is a great manifestation of the fruits of this shift. With this mural, we are also bringing intergenerational participation into a future that honors our past while actively creating a different path of existence.More About Raúl Ayala and The Iconic Bowery Wall
Raúl Ayala, Artist
We can be more attentive to inequity and we have the power to address this problem directly. It is not always an easy thing to do, but the very good things in life never are easy.More about Odili's story
Odili Donald Odita, National Academician at The National Academy of Design
Groundswell is actively seeking creative and experienced Teaching Artists and Muralists who share our deep commitment to community-based social justice work. Interested Artists can join us at an Open Studios Figure Drawing workshop on June 16th to learn more about the organization and meet other artists.