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


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


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

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June 11, 2018

(July 7, 2018) People Are Beautiful: Art Exhibition

Groundswell is pleased to present People Are Beautiful, a group exhibition exploring depictions of the human figure born from a series of community building events. From whimsical to studious, abstract to academic, these portraits reflect the variety of imagination that the human form ignites.