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Public artwork brightens up New York City scaffolding, other eyesores

NEW YORK (PIX11) – Scaffolding is normally an eyesore, but one public initiative has transformed it into an art installation. The initiative, ArtBridge, is on display now. It’s one of New York City’s largest public art initiatives, and NYCHA residents were involved in the process. Over the course of 10 months, ArtBridge commissioned 59 local […]



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Nearly two miles of new, original, and site-specific works. Numerous workshops and community events with NYCHA residents were used to create the artwork.

Manhattan’s Baruch, Polo Grounds, Taft, and Lillian Wald are among the NYCHA locations that have partnered with each other, as are Brooklyn’s Howard, Brownsville, Red Hook East, and Red Hook West, as well as Queens’ Astoria, Pomonok, and Woodside and Staten Island’s South Beach and Todt Hill.

Vinyl prints of the public artworks were placed on scaffolding and construction fencing all over the city.


As a result of a collaboration between NYCHA and the Mayor’s Office and the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs, the program is called City Canvas. A public exhibition will run through July 23, and the artwork will be displayed in NYCHA buildings through the fall.

To learn more about Art Bridge, you can go to their official website by clicking on the link provided.

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