Q Gardens Community Mosaic

$1,755 of $5,000 goal

Raised by 48 people in 41 months
Q Gardens is raising money to help support the creation of its community-driven mosaic! It has been growing bit-by-bit over the last several months; here is what it looked like on a recent evening:


....soon, the mosaic will cover the whole wall, beautifying this corner of Brooklyn for years to come.

We are proud that Carlos Pinto, a long-time resident of Flatbush and a prolific creator of public art, is leading the Q Gardens mosaic project.  He is known for incorporating recycled materials into his works of art, and much of what you see in the Q Gardens mosaic comes from broken ceramics, old tile and mirrors that have been donated by members of the local community. Click here to see Carlos speak about his work. 

We are hoping to raise $5,000 to cover the cost of needed materials, such as adhesive and grout, and to provide Carlos with an artists' stipend. We believe in the importance of public art and in supporting the artists who create it. Donations of $5-10 dollars will add up to go a long way!

Q Gardens is in its first year of operation and has already become a beloved, public green space in our community. Come visit us! We are located behind the subway station at E. 18th Street and Church Avenue in Flatbush, Brooklyn.

See more Q Gardens photos here
Click here to visit the Q Gardens website 
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We are very happy to announce that 20-50 Realty, the company that owns the two apartment buildings adjacent to Q Gardens has offered to MATCH the next $1,000 we raise as part of this campaign! Thanks so much to 20-50 Realty for being so supportive of the garden from the very beginning, and to all of the people who have donated to this campaign thus far!
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Thank you so much to the 24 people who have contributed so far -- we have now raised $1,165 of our $5,000 goal!! Carlos has all kinds of great ideas for expanding the mosaic, including potentially installing solar panels that will provide the electricity for lights integrated into the mosaic itself.

If you are interested in learning more about how a mosaic like this is done, contact us at qgardensinfo@gmail.com and we can arrange for you to work as Carlos' apprentice for a day! :)
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$1,755 of $5,000 goal

Raised by 48 people in 41 months
Created July 12, 2015
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