Graffiti artists come together to create art

The HeavenBound7 skate shop hosted "Graph Skate" Saturday in Claremont Village, where graffiti artists from across the city joined together to spray-paint art.

The HeavenBound7 skate shop hosted

The HeavenBound7 skate shop hosted "Graph Skate" Saturday in Claremont Village, where graffiti artists from across the city joined together to spray-paint art. (6/13/15)

CLAREMONT VILLAGE - Graffiti is seemingly ubiquitous in New York, but that doesn't mean that none of it is art.

The HeavenBound7 skate shop hosted "Graph Skate" Saturday in Claremont Village, where graffiti artists from across the city joined together to spray-paint art.

Graph Skate, which combines skateboarding culture and art, is now in its third year. It aims to bring the community together by highlighting the good of graffitti.

HeavenBound7 owner Henry Pena says he hosts events frequently in order to strengthen neighborhood ties, but the events also give people ways to express themselves.

Pena hopes to display the work created at Saturday's event at the Bronx Museum of the Arts or at a private gallery.

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