NYCHA's Red Hook West reveals new 2,500-square-foot mural made by young artists

Fifteen young artists participated in creating the mural that can be seen at Red Hook Houses West.

News 12 Staff

May 30, 2024, 4:50 PM

Updated 14 days ago


A new 2,500-square-foot mural was unveiled Thursday at NYCHA's Red Hook Houses West.
The community-driven mural adorns a wall housing external boiler systems. Red Hook West residents collaborated with the nonprofit Artolution to bring the mural to life.
Fifteen young artists participated in the four-week process, learning Snapchat's lens studio and building an augmented reality lens in order to make the mural viewable on the app.
The final artwork features wildlife, climate change imagery, a reimagined Statue of Liberty, and faces representing Red Hook's past and present community.
At the end of the program, the students were provided a scholarship of $500.

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