Groundswell brings together artists, youth, and community organizations to use art as a tool for social change.


I thought to myself, this organization could be a gateway to enriching and rewarding opportunities that could present themselves to me at any time. More about Durell's story
Durell Baxter, Youth Artist


Working with a powerful community of artists, staff, and youth from different parts of New York has helped me grow as an artist and an individual. More about Victor's story
Victor A. Saint-Hilaire, Artist


Working in a collaborative process, our students gained the knowledge and tools necessary to explore, design and interpret important and relevant messages to the school community. More about IS 62's story
Michelle Esposito, IS 62, Assistant Principal

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February 15, 2018

(Feb 27-28, 2018) TEMA Community Paint Day

Join our youth participants and teaching artists in painting a mural that celebrates Redhook and/or Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn! You will be creating a mural that impacts the Brooklyn community, with professional artists and youth participants. All supplies included, just bring paint ready clothing and positive energy!