This will mark our two-year anniversary and we are excited to announce that we will be painting new murals for the next few months in what was once an unexplored part of Kingston…
Each month will feature a set of phenomenal artists that we will only reveal a few days prior to putting brush-on-walls.
The magic will happen on Fleet St in downtown Kingston- back to where we started, the heart & soul of our project. Once a marginalized part of town, Fleet St has now become the largest street art space in the Caribbean and has attracted over 200 visitors from 30+ countries.
The project has been featured in local media (The Jamaica Observer, The Gleaner, TVJ , CVM, RJR etc) and abroad (The New York Times, Huffington Post and on various TV documentaries etc) while being recognized by Cambridge University’s Queen’s Young Leaders and Island Outpost.
It has kicked off community tourism in an inner-city and has built a platform for local businesses to expand all while shedding positive light to this neglected part of town. Month after month, the area will be transformed into the first street art neighbourhood in Jamaica: and all of this thanks to a grass-roots collective of artists, the support we received from the local community and generous donors. We are 100% grass roots with no formal support from governmental or non-governmental organizations.
For this first month of May, we will be featuring three phenomenal Jamaican artists: the one & only Taj Francis (who has established a reputation well outside of Jamaica) and a magical collaboration between two extremely talented artists: Samantha Hay and Mark Samuels (a collaboration we are very, very excited about!)