NYC Pride, the official host of WorldPride 2019 | Stonewall 50, announced the WorldPride Mural Project, an initiative in collaboration with LISA Project, HSBC Bank, and Macy’s to honor the beauty and struggle of the LGBTQ+ community.
“It’s an honor for LISA to produce and curate the WorldPride Mural Project, working with the NYC Pride team and contributing to the celebration of these milestones in the LGBTQIA+ community,” said Wayne and Rey Rada, founders of LISA Project NYC, in a statement. “We are a part of this community and so it’s truly momentous that we get the chance to share public art throughout the five boroughs, created by diverse artists from around the world.”
The project began on May 1st, with 50 artists—both local and international—selected to create the murals within the five boroughs of New York City. From May to mid-June, the complete set of murals will be slowly unveiled, culminating in the WorldPride 2019/Stonewall 50 season. Buff Monster, Tatyana Fazlalizadeh, Nomad Clan, Gianni Lee, Earsnot IRAK Crew, and STIK are a few of the artists whose work will be highlighted.
“Art, in all its forms, has always been an integral means of expression in the LGBTQIA+ community, and particularly meaningful to the fabric of New York City’s culture,” said Chris Frederick, Executive Director of NYC Pride, in an email release. “Street art is a poetic example of this expression and the 50 WorldPride muralists will, no doubt, combine beauty and poignant messaging at a time when our collective stories can be–and must be–told.”
WorldPride 2019 | Stonewall 50 will include more than 25 different events for the LGBTQ+ community during the month of June. The theme of the season is “Millions of Moments of Pride.”
The full list of mural locations and more information is available for viewing at www.worldpridemuralproject.org.