3/21/18 - Mural Arts is currently working in Poughkeepsie, NY at the Hudson Valley Community Center. We are meeting with students as an after-school arts enrichment program on Fridays (excluding spring break) from 4:20-5:30 at 110 Grand Street, Poughkeepsie, NY. The mural will measure 8' x 24' and will grace the outside of the Community Center building. Stay tuned for updates on the Mural Arts page on FB. This project made possible with generosity from the Awesome Foundation, the Giving Back Foundation, the HVCC, Williams Lumber and Sherwin Williams.
Thousands of youth and dozens of artists have participated in this grassroots community engaged arts program developed in 2009 by Kelli Bickman in Peekskill, NY. Grants and partners include the Awesome Foundation, A to Z Impact Fund, the Giving Back Foundation, the Global Sisters Fund, ArtsWestchester ArtsAlive grant, The Salvation Army, the Peekskill Rotary, The Rye Arts Center, Bodhi Kids at KTD Monastery, Healthy Kids in the Hudson Valley, the Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art and Art in Public Places in Jacksonville, FL and many more.
We launched the World Peace Mural at the Woodstock Peace Festival in New York, September, 2015 to Celebrate UN designated International Day of Peace. Hundreds of works of art were included in the project from around the globe. There was an outpouring of love and peace from the entire community by coming together to help facilitate the creation of this beautiful work of art. The World Peace Mural will on exhibition at the Parliament for World Religions in Salt Lake City, UT October 15-20, 2015. The intent is to donate it to the United Nations as an offering in solidarity from peacekeepers around the globe. This is grassroots community engaged public art. All are invited to participate.
4/23/18 update - Thanks in part to the A to Z Impact fund, we will be bringing the World Peace Mural to Strawberry Field, Central Park in NYC on June 22, 2018 starting at 6 pm. Join us and add your art to the mural. Check out the video on the home page to see how the project came to exist.
"Peace Man" - a young artist adds his touch to the World Peace Mural, Woodstock, NY. Thousands of youth and adults have participated in creating this large scale work of art dedicated to creating a more peaceful way of life.
If you are interested in hiring Kelli for your school or facility or private event to create a mural please contact her directly via the contact form with specifics...how many participants, location, size of venue, budget, etc