Bridging Communities Mural Project
The Blue Bus Project's mission to promote inclusivity and rejuvenate public spaces by making art accessible to all is exemplified in the vibrant new mural created by local artists. The power of art to bring communities together is demonstrated by the "Bridging Communities" mural, which celebrates the pride and joy of the diverse cultures and peoples in the Queensbridge and Hunters Point neighborhoods of Long Island City,
With the generous support of PLAXALL Properties and grants from the Citizens Committee for New York City and the Queens Council on the Arts, the Blue Bus Project Mobile Art Gallery will unveil the "Bridging Communities" mural on June 15, 2022, located on 5th Street in Long Island City.
Led by artist and muralist Carla Torres, and under the creative direction of Annalisa Iadicicco, the concept of the mural was developed through dialogue with community youth, residents, and park-goers, resulting in a design that incorporates significant icons, symbols, and colors from both cultures.
The mural serves to bridge and unite Queensbridge and Hunters Point by providing a platform for participants to exchange ideas and work together on a project that builds trust, engagement, and beautifies the community. The project also aims to increase awareness of cultural differences and similarities within the community.
The "Bridging Communities" mural is a symbol of pride and collaboration and a reminder that through unity and collaboration, a shared vision can be realized. This project is made possible by the Queens Council on the Arts, the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs, the Citizen Committee for New York City, and Plaxall.
Muralist : Carla Torres
Creative Director: Annalisa Iadicicco
Workshop date/Location/time :
April 26 - June 14, 2022
5th Ave between 46th Ave and 46th Road