Residents of Kensington can expect an addition of color to the neighborhood as Groundswell artists prepare to design and execute an original mural at a hazardous intersection in Kensington.
The Groundswell Community Mural Project sees itself as a “tool for social change” via the medium of art. Groundswell projects add beauty to neighborhoods; encourage local youth to become involved in the projects so that they see themselves as the vehicle for change as well as becoming transformed themselves.
Two Groundswell artists together with 10-15 young artists will commence to design a mural at 338 East 5th Street sending a message of traffic safety at an intersection known as dangerous. The project is organized in conjunction with the New York City Department of Transportation’s Safety and Education Office and its Urban Art Program division.