In Manhattan, some students who lead different lives came together to make art in their shared neighborhood of Chelsea.
Students at the elite Avenues World School and students living at the Robert Fulton Houses had their permanent art murals unveiled Saturday.
The teens split their time between art studios located at Avenues and at the public housing complex to bring their ideas to life. The partnership was led by Art Connects New York, which uses art to empower individuals and enrich communities in
New York City’s social service agencies. Residents came together for a hands-on art fair on outside the Fulton houses. Locals painted pots, drew pictures and learned how to express their feelings through art workshops.
“It brings up their spirits and makes it happier for all of us that are around here, and it just brings our spirits up by having art around us," said resident, Irene O'connell.
Attendees voted for the workshop or art project they enjoyed the most. The winning artist will be added to the Fulton House Art Committee.