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Groundswell Celebrating 20th Anniversary

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Oct 18, 2017

Groundswell, a social justice arts non-profit based in Brooklyn, NY, will celebrate its twentieth anniversary with its annual Art Bash on Monday, November 13. The event will include a silent arts auction, curated by contemporary artist and illustrator Ricardo Cortés, of over 30 artworks generously donated by emerging and internationally renowned artists and leading galleries including Shepard Fairey, Nicole Washington, Nadia Westcott, Tim Okamura, Ricardo Cortés, Mike Perry, and DonChristian Jones.

Since its founding in 1996, Groundswell has brought together artists, youth, and community organizations, transforming over 500 public spaces in over 75 neighborhoods. In this time, they have engaged 95 artists and thousands of underserved young people. Groundswell’s projects beautify neighborhoods, engage youth in societal and personal transformation, and give expression to ideas and perspectives that are underrepresented in the public dialogue.

“We know that art, community and young people have always led the way to truth, light and liberation, so we are thrilled to commemorate Groundswell’s twenty year legacy with fellow lovers of art and justice.” said executive director, Robyne Walker Murphy, “I am excited to honor Groundswell’s legacy by presenting the Commemorative Advocate Award to our fierce Founder, Amy Sananman. As well as honor Dred Scott’s inspirational commitment to artivism and Council Ritchie Torres’ unwavering support to historically marginalized communities.”

Learn more about the event here.

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