This weekend I was fortunate to attend the third annual Welling Court Mural Project in Astoria Queens. It was a gorgeousSaturday afternoon, hints of aerosol wafted on the breeze, and over 50 artists were spread out over a several block area bordered by a community garden and a culturally diverse neighborhood. The project evolved when community leaders who were interested in finding a way to beautify the area were
introduced to the Ad Hoc Gallery, formerly in Bushwick. The gallery represents a top tier roster of national and international street artists. The resulting blend of outstanding street
art and a supportive community has resulted in one of the most dynamic collections of
this art form in the city today.
all photos ©Ken Brown