After completing the tour of Long Island City with a member of the Queens Tourism Council, we passed through the Astoria neighborhood of Queens to talk a little bit about the immigrant history in the area. As we were driving through Astoria, I noticed several building covered in art and I could not resist the urge to jump out of the car to take a few shots of the murals I saw lining the walls.
I later found out that the art is part of the Welling Court Mural Project, an initiative started in 2009 by the community of Welling Court to help clean up their neighborhood. This year (2014), Welling Court celebrates its 5th year.
“These renowned artists in the Welling Court Mural Project create site-specific works to provide new arrays of visual experiences which change how people experience and interact with their environment. This grassroots project has received remarkable appreciation as it brings art from around the world directly to the heart of this eclectic community, which grows more vibrant with each additional wall, creator, and enthusiast.”
This post is part of Travel Photo Mondays 7/21/2014