Branded Arts Festival 2022

Branded Arts Festival 2022



Official Press Release:


Branded Arts—in partnership with KITH—is excited to announce the 2022 Branded Arts Festival, the third installment of the mural series that seeks to inspire students through the power of public art and week-long programming. Over 15 local and international artists have been commissioned to paint a series of murals throughout Benjamin N. Cardozo High School in Queens, New York, the alma mater of KITH founder Ronnie Fieg. The festival continues to facilitate the importance of art in educational systems, hosting student engagement projects throughout its week-long run. Students will be involved with mural production through workshops and seminars, along with participating in an academic symposium from May 25 – 27, 2022, which features a wide-array of presentations. The Grand Reception will be held Wednesday, May 25th from 3pm – 8pm, featuring a presentation with Ronnie Fieg and special guests.





The Queens project was born out of an ongoing collaboration between Branded Arts and Ronnie Fieg; in 2019 Kith and the philanthropic arm of Branded Arts celebrated the Maya Angelou High School in South Central Los Angeles with an arts festival that transformed the school into a series of murals honoring the school’s namesake, poet and civil rights activist. This festival at Benjamin N. Cardozo High School is the very first East Coast installment in the series designed to transform school campuses into artistic canvases.



With cutbacks in public school budgets significantly impacting art programs around the country, the Branded Arts Festival seeks to step into the void by commissioning a range of acclaimed artists to paint murals and engage students in the process. Not only will murals be painted throughout the week, but the school cafeteria will be transformed into a gallery exhibition space featuring artwork from the muralists as well as the students. In addition, Branded Arts is happy to announce a special collaboration with KITH and Daniel Arsham Studio. Students will receive a special limited edition commemorative shirt designed by Daniel Arsham and KITH.


  • About Branded Arts:

Branded Arts is a Los Angeles-based organization that offers a full spectrum of artistic services for communities and corporate settings alike. Over the last 12 years, they have produced over 600 public and private mural projects around the world. This project is part of the company’s ongoing philanthropic initiatives.


  • About KITH:

Established in 2011, Kith operates on two planes – a multifunctional lifestyle brand for men, women, and kids, as well as a progressive retail establishment. Founded by Ronnie Fieg, born and raised in Queens, Kith aligns itself with brands and ideations from Fieg’s childhood that cohesively formalized the roots of his upbringing.


  • About Benjamin N. Cardozo High School:

Benjamin N. Cardozo High School is a public high school in the Queens borough of New York City, USA. The school is named for Benjamin N. Cardozo, who served as chief judge of the New York Court of Appeals and then as a justice of the U.S. Supreme Court. Like all New York City public schools, Cardozo High School is operated by the New York City Department of Education. It is generally referred to simply as “Cardozo,” or just “‘Dozo” by the students. True to its namesake, Cardozo High School prides itself on being a school of excellence with a heart. Known for a longstanding tradition of academic achievement, our mission is to design, operate, and implement classes and programs that prepare all of our students for success in college, career, and beyond. We promote character by creating a community in which each individual is valued, respected and supported to achieve both within and outside of the classroom. We believe that the whole student must be nurtured throughout high school so in addition to our high academic expectations, which are reflected in our many advanced and specialty offerings. We offer extensive arts, athletics, and extracurricular programs to enhance the growth of all of our learners.