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Workshop on the Street: May Day

1st May 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm


In conjunction with the Word on the Street exhibition, Arts collective House of Trees invites everyone to convene in Times Square for an artistic act of participatory democracy. Celebrate freedom of speech with colorful felt on banners, sashes, capes or badges and listen to music provided by BRUJAS.

Times Square Arts, the public art program of the Times Square Alliance, is the largest public platform for innovative contemporary performance and visual arts. With 312,000 daily visitors to New York City’s Times Square, it is one of the highest profile public arts programs and since its inception, Times Square Arts has featured works by a diverse group of more than five dozen prominent and emerging artists.

House of Trees is an arts collective working to expand the public appreciation and understanding of contemporary art through the production of murals, performances, installations, and other high-visibility publicly engaged artworks. House of Trees’ projects are interventions in unpredictable sites, curated for both specific audiences and the larger public. House of Trees has mounted projects nationally and internationally with venues including the Kimmel Center in New York City; the Hotel Tropicana in San Antonio, Texas; and The Watermill Center in Water Mill, New York, among others.

BRUJAS is a political organization led by New York native kids. They produce hot political propaganda in the form of streetwear apparel, organize communities to proliferate their central values “fuck 12”, “fire to the prisons”, “fight gentrification” through creative programming, throw banger club and house parties, and promote the brujeria and healing that honor and protect the land and their spiritual traditions.