Artworks

To make art that transforms, we must commit to antiracist creative practice, one that engages the deepest part of our radical imaginations.

A young man sits down as he paints a mural.

We often say that "art transforms," but we end the conversation there. Groundswell wants to ask: how do we make that so?

To make art that transforms, we must commit to antiracist creative practice, one that engages the deepest part of our radical imaginations. Groundswell has always created art with and for communities who have been historically marginalized. And we will continue to stand in solidarity for those who have been oppressed and who continue to fight for liberation. This is how we make art that’s more than a pretty mural on the wall. It becomes a liberatory process formed through bringing youth, artists, and community partners together and providing platforms for voices that aren’t heard.

Groundswell's archive of projects is not only a catalogue of beautiful pieces of art, but a record of over twenty years of committed community engagement, teaching artist activation, and youth empowerment.

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    Dreams and Aspirations

    Dreams and Aspirations centers on the message: the future is in our children. The mural is locate...

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    Be the Change

    Be the Change encourages elders to serve as mentors so that the young people of the Castle Hill H...

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    We Elevate Ourselves

    We Elevate Ourselves, the first mural installed in the Jacob A. Riis Neighborhood Settlement Comm...

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