Graffiti as an art form-we love it. Next weekend urban artists from around the world will be coming together for the "World Cup" of graffiti, and unleashing their talent to save the dying art programs of New York and New Jersey schools.
For decades the Tri-State school system fought to keep graffiti out of schools, but now graffiti artists may be the last hope for their under-funded arts programs.
New Jersey high school P.S. 15 has issued an invitation to "turn their walls into the ultimate canvas," according P.S. 15 Vice-Principal Jose Correa. And from August 28th- 29th they will partner with the Urban Art Foundation to host this year's "Meeting of Styles," an international gathering of the world's finest urban artists that is for the graffiti world the World Cup, Super Bowl and a United Nations summit all rolled into one.
Art lovers are invited to watch as the gray concrete is transformed in an explosion of color and movement. The Meeting of Styles is also an example of the way the Urban Art Foundation is using the electric interest in graffiti to help raise funds to make sure that art stays in New York and New Jersey classrooms. Sponsorship money and proceeds generated on site will go directly to restore arts programs in schools. There will be free kids painting classes
Saturday and Sunday (Aug. 28-29)
98 Oak St. in Paterson, NJ
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