Write of Passage, curated by Sacha Jenkins and Mass Appeal is set to start on the 17th of October and runs through 23rd of November. The festival will consist of workshops, public art exhibitions, installations and artist talks. An all-star line up is participating: Cost, Daze, KR, Ces, Henry Chalfant, Cope 2 and Stephen ‘Espo’ Powers held at Red Bull Studios NYC.
Twelve art students have been chosen from various city colleges and NYC at-risk youth organizations like “Paint Straight” and “Art Start NYC”, alongside educational institutions such as, Parsons and School of Visual Arts to participate in this opportunity. Educating students about the history of graffiti culture, public perception and the ever-increasing penalties, the sessions will also focus on the transition from street to gallery artists.