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PHOTOS: Welling Court Mural Project adds color to Astoria streets – QNS.com

PHOTOS: Welling Court Mural Project adds color to Astoria streets

Photos: Ruthie Stephens/QNS

The seventh annual Welling Court Mural Project had its unveiling on Saturday, with more than 140 colorful murals adorning buildings across Astoria.

The project started in 2010 when a local resident partnered with Ad Hoc Art to beautify the graffiti heavy Welling Court. Now, artists from all over the world work on this project and the murals are just as diverse – some are socially conscious while others portray colorful depictions of food or portraits of celebrities.

“People literally come from all over the world that are interested in street art and muralism and graffiti to see what’s here because what’s here is one of the best collections in the world,” said Garrison Buxton, executive director of Ad Hoc Art.

The murals will be show in perpetuity at Welling Court, between 30th Avenue and 12th Street.

Check out some of the murals below:

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