Astoria Street Art Mural Walk
The Welling Court Mural Project, based in Astoria, Queens, NY, has been a labor of love by many in support of street art and graffiti. Beginning with 40 murals the first year to over 130 in 2015, it is one of the best collections of street art and graffiti in the world. Spanning over 5 years of public work and over 130 murals, Welling Court is one of the best collections of contemporary street culture.
Join Free Tours by Foot on the Astoria Street Art Mural Walk as we share the story of both Astoria and the Welling Court Mural Project on this newest art tour of New York City.
At the invitation of the local community, Ad Hoc Art, a creative enterprise run by Garrison and Alison Buxton, created the Project in 2009. Welling Court resident Jonathan Ellis connected with Ad Hoc Art in fall 2009. Together, with the help of many others from the community and beyond, this project grows each year and receives a wide range of interest and acclaim, from the likes of The New York Times, US News and World Report, Huffington Post, NBC Universal, NY1, and others.
The WCMP continues to meld a spectacular crew of legendary artists together with a fresh mix of emerging talents.
Artists from around the country and the world take part in the WCMP, Participating artist: Abe Lincoln, Jr., Alice Mizrachi, Alison Buxton, Amanda Marie, Andy Golub, Avoid Pi, Cern, Beau Stanton, Bishop203, Caleb Neelon, Cern, Chris Cardinale, Chris Soria, Chuck Berrett, Col Wallnuts, Crash, Crisp, Danielle Mastrion, Dan Witz, Dan Weise, Daze, D Gale, Depoe, Don Leicht, Ellis G., Elle, Ellis Gallagher, EpicUno, Fumero Ism, Gaia, Garrison Buxton, Gera, Gilf!, Greg Lamarche, Hellbent, Hef, Hyland Mather, Icy and Sot, Jaime Rojo, Jerms, Joe Iurato, John Carr, John Breiner, John Fekner, Joseph Meloy, Katie Yamasaki, Kid Lew, Kimyon Huggins, Kris Kanaly, Lady Pink, Lexi Bella, LMNOPI, Luna Park, LogikOne, Magda Love, MAST, Marthalicia Matarrita, Matthew Ellis, Meres, Michael Fitzsimmons, Marcy R. Cordell, Peat “EYEZ” Wollaeger, Praxis, Python, Mr. PRVRT, Queen Andrea, R. Nicholas Kuszyk, Raquel Echanique, Rene Gagnon, RWK Robots Will Kill, Royal King Bee, Rick Sinnett, Royce Bannon, Rubin415, Russell King, Ryan Seslow, SEBS, SeeOne, Sest2, Shiro, Sinned, Solus, SpazeCraft, Subtexture, Steven Cogle, Thundercut, TooFly,Trap, VeraTimes, Wane COD, Werc, Zimad, Zam, Zed1, Zheik and more…
Bring comfortable shoes and whatever food and beverage you need to stay fed & hydrated. There are several locations around to buy food and beverages. Restrooms are available in local restaurants with patronage of the restaurant.
TO GET to the Astoria Welling Court Mural Walk:
1) By Public Transit: Take the N or Q train to 30th Ave. Meet in front of Sai Organics. We then walk west down 30th Ave to 12th St. by walking 10-15 minutes.
2) By Car: Here is a link to the street map
Where: Starting point on 30th Ave off the N or Q train. Sai Organics 30-21 30th Ave, Astoria, NY 11102
Duration: Approximately 2 hours. Approximately 1.5 miles (2k) in distance.
When: View our Calendar
Cost: This tour is free to take, and you get to decide what, if anything, the tour was worth when it’s done. A name-your-own-price tour is a tour for every budget.