Projects

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  • From the Ground Up

    During the summer of 2016, as part of Groundswell's Summer Leadership Institute (SLI) 2016, upwards of 140 teens are coming together citywide to create seven inspiring murals from July 5 to August ...

  • Born and Raised

    Born and Raised was created as part of the Gowanus Public Art Series, an important component of the Bridging Gowanus initiative led by Council Member Brad Lander. This series will create new ...

  • What You See is Not Who I Am

    Through this project, Groundswell partnered with ArtWorks for Freedom (AWFF), an innovative non-profit founded by award-winning photographer Kay Chernush, to create What You See Is Not Who I Am,...

  • It Can Wait Safety Sign

    Groundswell and the New York City Department of Transportation (NYC DOT) designed the Traffic Safety Sign Residency Program to engage public school students in exploring traffic safety information ...

  • Participatory Budgeting Banners

    Groundswell collaborated with Boys Town residents and Councilmember Brad Lander of District 39 to develop a series of banners and posters for the local Participatory Budgeting process.

  • Growing Gowanus

    Groundswell was commissioned by Whole Foods Market to create a series of murals for the exterior of its inaugural Brooklyn store, located at Third and 3rd in Gowanus.

  • Love Should Always Be Safe

    Young women participating in Groundswells Voices Herd Visionaries program created a unique public art campaign in partnership with Day ONE to raise awareness of teen dating violence among their peers.

  • Lutheran Mosaic

    Twelve youth participated in the creation of the Lutheran Mosaic, led by artists Clare Herron and Yana Dimitrova. The students identified symbols in nature to represent the diverse communities in Brooklyn.

  • Don’t Trash NYC Container Project

    Dont Trash NYC is made up of four works of public art, created in partnership with Mos Carting, a local business that collects and recycles building materials in dumpsters throughout New York City.

  • The Spirit of Rhythm

    “The Spirit of Rhythm” is located in the music wing of Brooklyn High School of the Arts. A group of art and music students participated in the creation of the mural by contributing drawings and suggestions for the design.

  • Not One More Death

    Youth participating in Groundswell’s Summer Leadership Institute created a large-scale mural and developed imagery for a community organizing campaign to reclaim neighborhood streets from sustained traffic-related deaths in Downtown Brooklyn.

  • Farm Aid

    Groundswell attended the 2007 Farm Aid Concert, an annual benefit to promote and provide resources for the work of family farmers. Throughout the day, artists Eduardo Rabel and Clare Herron worked with concertgoers to collaboratively create a pair of banners exploring the idea of "home grown."

  • Roots and Wings

    Roots and Wings incorporates suggestion from the Wyckoff Gardens community, which spoke of four critical themes that they wanted the mural to address: Unity, Family, Employment, and Education.

  • Train to Read

    Groundswell's Teen Empowerment Mural Apprenticeship (TEMA) afterschool program partnered with Wyckoff Gardens to create "Train to Read,” a mural that wraps around the Center’s entire literacy room.

  • Justice Everywhere

    To celebrate the opening of its new headquarters in 2003, Fifth Avenue Committee (FAC) commissioned Groundswell to paint a mural on the adjacent building to help lead visitors from 4th Avenue around the corner to the doors of the new center.

  • I Deal, I Dream, I Do

    Created by young women participating in Groundswells Voices Herd Visionaries program, "I Deal, I Dream, I Do" was designed for the side of CHIPS, a transitional housing center for homeless women and children in Gowanus, Brooklyn.