The launch of the Houston Bowery Wall program in New York City was a fruitful renaissance for one of the highest regarded mural walls in the United States. Keith Haring made the wall famous by painting an original mural as a gift to the community in the late 1970s. With ownership of the wall, the Goldman family felt a sense of responsibility to bring art and beauty to the public on a grand scale. Through this initiative, the Houston Bowery Wall invites established and emerging street artists from the United States and around the world who have a powerful message of inspiration, possibility, and hope.