Sunset Park Artists Collective
Sunset Park Artists Collective, a group of three local artists, will help enrich the Sunset Park neighborhood of Brooklyn by creating accessible art pieces by and for the community. We are designing and installing murals in partnership with local businesses and a nonprofit, Academy of Medical & Public Health Services (AMPHS), with the help of volunteers from the community. Created in response to community concerns about safety, this project aims to beautify the neighborhood, uplift local businesses, and ultimately empower community members to connect with one another and reclaim their neighborhood. Although our artists come from a variety of backgrounds, as immigrants and children of immigrants, we have all faced similar barriers around language, culture, legal systems, securing employment, and more. Our understanding of community is rooted in a shared commitment to support one another in navigating these challenges so we can all feel safe and comfortable in our neighborhood.
Photo by Yukiko Izumi, 2022