Art Bash 2019 Igniting the Radical Imagination

Since 1996, Groundswell has created over 500 works of public art throughout New York City. Each year we engage with nearly 800 youth, 50 community organizations, and 40 artists to create approximately 50-70 large scale works of public art that explore critical social justice issues confronting our communities and our society at large. Groundswell’s annual benefit works to raise the necessary funds to curate these programs for our key stakeholders: youth, community members and artists.

On Sunday, October 21, 2018 Groundswell will host its annual benefit entitled Art Bash 2019 “Igniting the Radical Imagination” Artivism Brunch, Art Auction & Dance Party to celebrate 22 years of building community and activism through the mural creation process.    We are excited to announce our Art Bash 2019 Honorees:  Councilman Carlos Menchaca, the Ingersoll Garden of Eden Gardeners, The Stand For The Arts Initiative which is a partnership between Ovation TV and Charter Communications (Spectrum) and the founding members of Tats Cru. The afternoon will feature a family-style brunch and award ceremony celebrating change agents who have committed their life’s work to the idea of the radical imagination as well as a curated art auction with 50 pieces of art including works by Bisa Butler, Tats Cru and Shepard Fairey to name a few, celebrating the benefit’s theme with a special performance by Black Women Artists for Black Lives Matter and music by DJ Daigoro.  

“Without new visions, we don’t know what to build, only what to knock down. We not only end up confused, rudderless, and cynical, but we forget that making a revolution is not a series of clever maneuvers and tactics, but a process that can and must transform us”
 ― Robin D.G. Kelley, Freedom Dreams: The Black Radical Imagination


Art Bash 2019 "Igniting The Radical Imagination" Artivism Brunch, Art Auction & Dance Party

Date Sunday, October 21, 2018 at 1:00pm-5:00pm 

Location: The William Vale Hotel 111 N 12th Street, Brooklyn, NY

All Inclusive Ticket (Brunch, Auction & Party) $250/General Ticket (Auction & Party) $150