Whether you are an avid follower of art in the streets or just beginning to notice all the visual delights that abound in this wonderful city, the Welling Court Mural Project has something for everyone and will leave you inspired and smiling wide. With over 150 murals painted by artists from all corners of the globe, all art thirsts and tastes are quenched and satisfied. Come see this groundbreaking street art project up close and personal and take this rare opportunity to speak with the organizers, artists, and residents whose passions help make it all happen.
Celebrating the streets, solidarity, community, and culture, this is one of the best collections of contemporary graffiti and street art on earth, representing over 50 years of artists working in the public sphere, all within this hidden gem of NYC! The Project melds a spectacular crew of legendary artists together with a fresh mix of emerging talents from around the block and around the world. Free and open to the public 24/7/365. With many arms our reach is wide; one mural at a time; forever we are one!
Ad Hoc Art’s co-founder and director, Garrison Buxton, will lead tours of the Welling Court Mural Project, where you will receive an in-depth look into this groundbreaking street art project through the eyes of organizers, artists, and residents. Celebrating the streets, solidarity, community, and culture, this is one of the best collections of contemporary street on earth, with 150+ murals representing over 50 years of artists working in the public sphere. Now in its eighth year, the project continues to inspire those from near and far.
Sat & Sun Tour Info: Ad Hoc Art’s co-founder and director, Garrison Buxton, will lead tours at 11am and 3:30pm on both days. (approximately 1.5 hrs)
Access Notes: As this is a walking tour of a public art project in the streets, bring comfortable shoes, clothing appropriate to the weather, and whatever food and beverage you need to stay energized & hydrated. There are several locations in the neighborhood to buy tasty food and beverages. As with most of NYC, restrooms are available in local establishments with patronage.
For more OHNY Weekend info, go here: http://www.ohny.org/site-programs/weekend/sites/welling-court-mural-project