Street Art on Welling Court

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If you want to get lost in the magic of street art, spend a day exploring Welling Court, and the nooks and crannies of its neighboring streets.

Graffiti, once considered acts of vandalism, has become a popular art form.  Public acceptance brought respectability to the artists and their creations, and ultimately led to legitimizing this art form as street art.

Street artists are wildly talented and creative, with most using street art as a means to make a statement.  One such artist was Keith Haring whose works consisted of themes related to anti-Apartheid, AIDS awareness, and the crack cocaine epidemic.  Later, he branched out to commercialism and created pop art pieces for major companies, then on to images of famous personalities.

Banksy is known throughout the world for his satirical renderings relating to political and social commentary.  His forte of blending dark humor with graffiti has become the easily recognizable street art belonging to this talented stencil artist.

Check out the 7th Annual Welling Court Mural Project and see the creativity of some of our local street artists before they become as famous as Haring and Banksy.  It’s a treasure trove of talent waiting to be discovered.

With the participating artists spanning over 5 decades of public work, the Welling Court Mural Project is by far one of the best collections of contemporary street culture on the planet, all within this hidden gem of NYC!  Always free and open to the public 24/7/365.  Don’t forget to wear your comfy kicks.

Welling Court Mural Project

11-98 Welling Court (30th Avenue)

Astoria, New York 11102

http://adhocart.org/site/category/welling-court/

Cross streets include Astoria Boulevard, 21st Street, and Vernon Boulevard.

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