The Community Identity program encourages participating youth and adults to examine who they are and what their neighborhood should look like. During the creative process, they beautify and revitalize their neighborhoods while addressing social and civic issues. Youth, families, and community members collaborate on the creation of permanent murals and mosaics in their neighborhoods led by professional artists.

Current Projects


 

Following in the Footsteps of Alexander Hamilton,
Alexander Hamilton Playground, West Harlem. Summer of 2017

CITYarts will produce and create its #315th public mural in a historic community park that celebrates the local history with a focus on Alexander Hamilton. This project will be created in collaboration with local youth, professional artists, volunteers and residents in the community. We hope to celebrate the unique community identity of Harlem where Hamilton lived.





Paint it Forward,
Murray Hill Academy,Murray Hill New York. 2017 – 2018

CITYarts will produce and create its #320th mural project in collaboration with local youth, professional artists, and the local community. Paint It Forward will highlight individual and community success in order to promote a positive community identity and encourage students to stay on track towards graduation.





My Place in History, Hamilton Grange Middle School,
Harlem New York. 2017- 2018

– Create a public mural in Hamilton Grange that focus the school’s core community values.
– Encourages youth to actively apply their school’s curriculum into their life and community.





Alexander Hamilton Playground year 2,
Harlem New York Summer of 2018

CITYarts will produce and create a mural in a historic community park that celebrates the local history with a focus on Alexander Hamilton. This project will be created in collaboration with local youth, professional artists, volunteers and residents in the community. We hope to celebrate the unique community identity of Harlem where Hamilton lived.