2017 marks Groundswell's 20th Birthday! In celebration we hosted our Annual Art Bash on November 13th at the Wythe Hotel to commemorate the supporters, youth, artists, and advocates that have, and will continue to grow with us.
We could not have asked for a better 20th birthday celebration, and we want to thank all that supported! Monday night we filled the Wythe Hotel with radical thinkers, movers and shakers. Artists and activists alike came together to celebrate #ArtForChange to raise funds for our initiatives! You even went as far to raise $16,000 in-the-moment after a heartfelt speech from our youth artist, Irianna. We are extremely grateful to have such wonderful support in helping us raise the next generation of change makers.
The 2018 Honorees:
#Artivist of the Year - Artist Dread Scott
Commemorative Advocate - Groundswell founder Amy Sananman
Community Organizer of the Year - City Council Member Ritchie Torres
Thank you again, to all those that came out Monday, those that donated and a special thank you to our lovely sponsors that made the evening happen; we could not have done it without you. Photos from the event can be found on our Facebook page here.
We hope you had a great time celebrating with us, and here's to another 20 years of #Artivism! See you soon.