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150 murals to go up in Astoria as Wellington Court Mural Project kicks off next week

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June 2, 2017 By Jason Cohen

Art lovers will have the opportunity to see more than 150 murals this month when the Wellington Court Mural Project holds its eighth annual exhibit in Astoria.

Beginning June 10, the art will be on display on many streets throughout Astoria, with several of the murals going up near 11-98 Welling Ct., between 30th Ave. and 12th St.

The project began eight years ago when members of the Wellington Court community invited Vermont-based Ad Hoc Art to help beautify their section of the neighborhood.

Ad Hoc Art is an art organization that launched in 2006 and focuses on street art, pop surrealism, lowbrow, illustration, comic book, tattoo, and printmaking, as well as the larger and extensive history of underground art, activism, and graffiti.

Artists on display for the Welling Court Mural Project include: Abe Lincoln, Jr., Adam Dare, AM, Alison Buxton, Andy Golub, AVOID, Beau Stanton, BIA3, Billy Mode, Cake, Caleb Neelon, Cekis, Cern, Cey Adams, Christopher Cardinale, Chris RWK and many more.

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There was a period when vandalizing graffiti in Astoria had stopped or dramatically reduced (at least where i live/Ditmars). Nowadays I notice that it is back. I am not sure if it because it is just not being cleaned anymore or because of from what i see..the teenage population is back. And I am not talking about those we hear on the news trying to make a hate statement..I am talking about name tags, etc.

Anka Milin

Grew up in area and always admired the work. Last year attended and photographed most of the weekend. By far one of the best weekend s in the neighborhood.


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