2017-06-14 / Features

Welling Court Mural Celebrates 50 Years Of Creativity

An Art Event Celebrating the Streets, Solidarity, Community & Culture

PHOTOS PAYONT JATASANONTPHOTOS PAYONT JATASANONTAfter members of the Welling Court community met and liked what they experienced at Ad Hoc’s Bushwick gallery in 2009, they invited Ad Hoc Art to bring their vision to beautify their Queens neighborhood. Thus, having the community support and a timely visit by Poland’s wall-crushing M-City, the first mural was painted in the freezing temperatures of December 2009. Ad Hoc Art used the rest of the winter to plan the launch of the first multi-block project of over 40 murals that occurred in May 2010. Continually melding a spectacular crew of legendary artists together with a diverse mix of fresh talent, the annual project now hosts 140 murals by artists from around the corner and around the world, providing new arrays of visual experiences that change how people interact with their environment.

With the participating artists spanning over 50 years of public work, the Welling Court Mural Project is one of the best collections of contemporary street culture on earth, all within this hidden gem of NYC! Free and open to the public 24/7/365.

Artists Include: Abe Lincoln, Jr., AM, Alison Buxton, Andy Golub, Artmakers, ASVP, Beau
Stanton, Billy Mode, Caleb Neelon, Cekis, Cern, Christopher Cardinale, Chris Soria, Chris Stain, Col Wallnuts, Cram Concepts, CRASH, Crisp, D Gale, Dan Witz, Danielle Mastrion, Daryll Peirce, Dasic Fernandez, DAZE, Dennis McNett, Depoe, Don Leicht, EpicUno, Fumero, Greg Lamarche, Hellbent, Icy & Sot, Ill.des, JC, J Corp, Jamie Hef, Jerms, Jeromy Velasco, Joe Iurato, Joel Artista, John Breiner, John Fekner, Joseph Meloy, Kid Lew, Kimyon Huggins, Kris Kanaly, KWUE Molly, Lady Pink, Lexi Bella, Lmnopi, LogikOne, MagdaLove, MAST, Mastro, Moody, MR. PRVRT, Never, PANIC, Peat Wollaeger, Philippe Mastrocola, Praxis, Python, Queen Andrea, Rene Gagnon, Rob Sharp, Royal Kingbee, Rubin415, Chris & Veng RWK, Ryan Seslow, SeeOne, Sien Ide, Sest2, Shiro, Sinned, Smith, Sonni, SpazeCraft, Stavro, Steven Cogle, TOPAZ, TooFly, TRACE, Vagabondom, Vera Times, YesOne, Zheik, Zimad & many more freaks!

This is a big art picnic-potluck so bring some of your favorite tasty foods, beverages, or other:

If you would like to support this project, there are many ways to contribute.

1. Fiscal support $$$: very awesome (and tax deductible, if so desired).

2. Materials and tools: spray paint, bucket paint, primer, paint rollers, brushes, pans, ladders,
scaffolding, etc. are always useful and appreciated.

3. VOLUNTEER! We appreciate and need your assistance to make this as amazing as possible.

Some areas of interest: on-site support for artists and general pubic; social media/Press/PR
outreach, video documentation.

Directions – TO GET THERE:
1) By Public Transit: Take the N or W train to 30th Ave. Then go west down 30th Ave to 12th St.
by a) walking 10-15 minutes or; b) taking the Q18 Bus.
2) To Socrates, 5 min south; http://socratessculpturepark.org/visit/directions-and-hours/
3) By Car: Here is a link to the street map: https://goo.gl/thVS9W

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