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Mobile Print Power Public Event

Last Saturday (July 11), the ArtBuilt Studio in the Park was the eye of a perfect storm of art, dance music, and community fun! Resident artist Patrick Rowe and awesome art collective Mobile Print Power took over our little corner of Flushing Meadows Corona Park to celebrate the culmination of their People’s Design Laboratory project, with music and performances by Danza Azteca Chichimeka (Aztec Dance) and Ñukanchik Llakta Wawa Kunas-Wawas Sumags (Ecuadorian Dance).

Visitors had an opportunity to learn how to screen print using Mobile Print Power’s mobile screen printing cart, and to take home custom prints on tote bags, t-shirts and more.

During the festivities, Mobile Print Power unveiled the new concepts for signs for the park that they’d created based on drawings and ideas shared by park-goers over the last month –  People’s Design Laboratory spent four weeks gathering creative input from park-goers, creating signage concepts from that input, and printing up the beautiful signs presented at Saturday’s event. Next step: Using these designs to advocate for an innovative new signage system for the park.

All told, it was an amazing event – any day that includes an Aztec blessing and a public procession to distribute community-developed signs across the park is a pretty awesome day!

People’s Design Lab Printmaking Party June 28th 4-6pm @ ArtBuilt Mobile Studio!

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Join Mobile Print Power in Flushing Meadows Corona Park for a day of printmaking, collaborative drawing, music, and dancing! This event will take at the People’s Design laboratory inside the ArtBuilt Mobile Studio. People of all ages are invited to come by and learn how to screen print using Mobile Print Power’s mobile screen printing cart! Participants will also create drawings based on their experiences in Flushing Meadows Corona Park. These drawings will help generate unique ideas for park signs!

Mobile Print Power is a multi-generational print collective based out of Immigrant Movement International in Corona, Queens. The People’s Design laboratory is a research center for the development of unique navigational signage using collaborative and participatory design strategies. The signage concepts developed at the People’s Design Laboratory will capture the spirit of the park and will be created by the park community through a series of participatory events and open studio hours.

ArtBuilt @ Stay in New York: an affordable workspace conference @ Queens Museum

Jun 27 2015

…Come tour the Mobile Studio with Guy @ 11:30- 2:30pm and see Esther on the Ownership Panel (3:30-4:30) at the STAY IN NY CONFERENCE @ the Queens Museum! 

Stay in New York, is an affordable workspace conference that aims to give New Yorkers the tools to help create better neighborhoods, find and keep their rents low, and even purchase real estate and studio space.



Stay in New York: an affordable workspace conference @ Queens Museum


The Mobile Studio Goes to The Queens Museum

After our brief time that the Ideas City Festival, we now head to the Queens Museum and Flushing Meadow Corona Park.  This summer ArtBuilt, along with the New York City Parks Department and the Queens Museum, will offer two artists the opportunity to have back-to-back residencies in Flushing Meadow Corona park adjacent to the museum for July and August.


……..stay tuned for word on the artists and their open studio hours so you can come and say hi and see the studio!

Come see the Studio at IDEAS CITY @ the New Museum on Sat. May 30, noon-6 pm!


Come check out the mobile studio on Saturday May 30th from 12:00 PM – 6:00 PM @ the NEW MUSEUM.  We’ll be on Bowery, mid-block below Houston.  Also showcasing the work of our fantastic Philly partners The Peoples Paper Co-op and The Village of Arts and Humanities— including artwork, paper products, and workshops!