The programs facilitate a collaborative process between professional artists and local students which allows youth to take an active role in their communities through the creation of public art. Across a span of nearly fifty years, they have completed over 300 mural projects in New York and [easyazon_link identifier=”B072LX4RJG” locale=”US” tag=”harlemworld-20″]5 Peace Walls[/easyazon_link]worldwide in Israel, Berlin, London, Pakistan, and New York.
This summer, the production of our 315th mural, Following in the footsteps of [easyazon_link identifier=”0143034758″ locale=”US” tag=”harlemworld-20″]Alexander Hamilton[/easyazon_link], is taking place in the Alexander Hamilton Playground on West 140th street and [easyazon_link identifier=”0595262104″ locale=”US” tag=”harlemworld-20″]Hamilton Place[/easyazon_link]. Over the course of the summer, youth and community members have worked side-by-side to revitalize a communal space and create an expansive piece of art that celebrates Harlem’s vibrant and diverse history. The mural, which covers a wall over 55 feet tall facing the playground, is slated for completion by the end of September 2017.
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