Artist Rusty Zimmerman is launching a new art project that will showcase the beauty and diversity of Crown Heights and the people who live here. Calling it The Free Portrait Project, Zimmerman will paint over 200 oil portraits of residents of Crown Heights in an effort to widen access to an art form that traditionally and historically has been reserved for the wealthy. The portraits will then be held in a gallery before being given permanently to the portrait sitters.

Zimmerman will also paint a portrait at our annual Kingston Ave Festival on May 16 – come by to take a look!

Donate to his project here to spread the word and help make this happen!