Earlier this week, a group of artists gathered in New York City’s NoLita neighborhood at Old St. Patrick’s School to campaign for education reform in their own way — by creating art.

Artists like Shepard Fairey, Michel Gondry, Swoon, WK Interact, FAILE, Maya Hayuk, Ken Swift (Rock Steady Crew), and Marc Ecko participated in Re:Form School, and all the proceeds from the sales of their work will go to The Urban Arts Partnership.

Yosi Sergant, the organizer’s event, explained the event this way:

“Throughout history artists have lent their creative expression to issues of culture & politics. They combine innovation with art’s greatest strength – the ability to transcend boundaries and make an impact, while not relying solely on language. Artists can convene conversations otherwise left untouched with the stroke of a pen or the drag of a bow.”

Check out some of the art that came out of the event. I especially love this one, from artist Aaron Axelrod.

  • Greg Robertson

    It was amazing to see all those works in one place. Axelrod’s work definitely stood out to me as well.

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