# Public art
Chicano Park Mural Restoration: A Celebration of Cultural Heritage and Female Activism
Chicano Park, located in San Diego, California, is a cultural landmark that celebrates Chicano history and identity. The park is home to a vibrant collection of murals that Chicano artists created in the 1970s as a form of political and cultural expression. One of the most iconic murals in the park is the "Historical Mural," which was painted by an all-female arts collective led by Berenice Badillo in 1973. Unfortunately, over the years, the mural had deteriorated due to exposure to the elements and vandalism. In 2019, a restoration project was launched to bring the mural back to its original glory.
Baggage transformed: Donations to create airport masterpiece
Are you carrying around some unwanted baggage? Consider donating it for a sculpture to be installed at Denver International Airport. City Council member Chris Hinds posted on his X account that the artist is looking for bags. Artist Thomas “Detour” Evans asks those interested in making a donation to use this link for a form to describe your luggage and upload photos.
Artist Creates a Mural That "Moooves" & It's Absolutely Perfect for Valentine's Day
Artist truly see the world through different eyes. The world is their canvas as the saying goes. A now viral online video is a perfect example of this famous quote. The video displays a painted cow turned into a moving mural portraying a man proposing to a woman. The painting, featuring bold and captivating colors, depicts the man holding a bunch of flowers. He appears to be walking behind her, extending the token of his love as she walks ahead of him. This unique creation has gained widespread attention, generating online interest due to its imaginative and charming artistic presentation. We couldn't love this any more! It's creative, it's fun, and it's perfect for Valentine's Day.
Norfolk resident doesn't want taxpayer money being spent on art
NORFOLK - A simple request to invite artists to submit proposals for the design and creation of an art installation in the roundabout at 1st Street and Braasch Avenue turned into a tense back and forth on the importance of art and a call for action by a regularly outspoken Norfolk citizen.
Wyoming's 1% Art Requirement Law
In 1991, the Wyoming Legislature enacted a visionary piece of legislation that mandated the inclusion of art in the construction of new state-owned buildings, earmarking 1% of construction costs for this purpose. This initiative not only aims to beautify public spaces but also seeks to highlight the rich artistic talent within the region, fostering a unique blend of architecture and art. This approach to integrating art into public infrastructure is not merely about decoration but about enriching community spaces and making art accessible to all, reflecting a broader movement seen across various states and countries.
National Endowment for Arts Unveils $1.6 Million in Grants for Illinois Art Initiatives
NEA champions diverse projects in Illinois to enrich areas cultural landscape. In a recent announcement, the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) revealed a comprehensive array of grants earmarked for artistic endeavors across the nation. Illinois, in particular, stands to benefit significantly with approximately $1.6 million allocated for 66 distinct projects.
Unveiling of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Sculpture at Black Spectrum Theatre: A Tribute
Elected officials and community leaders gathered at the Black Spectrum Theatre in Jamaica, Queens, NY, on Jan. 15, for a poignant ceremony commemorating the birthday of Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. The highlight of the event was the unveiling of a life-sized, lifelike bronze sculpture of the iconic civil rights leader, crafted by renowned sculptor Stanley J. Watts. The ceremony, attended by notable figures including NYC Council Speaker Adrienne E. Adams, U.S. Congressman Gregory Meeks, and New York City Councilperson Selvena Brooks-Powers, celebrated Dr. King's enduring legacy and the ongoing pursuit of justice and equality.
Copper statue stolen from front of California high school, the second attempt to swipe installation
The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, Century Station, is calling on the community for assistance in locating a stolen copper statue that was taken from Marco Antonio Firebaugh High School, located at 5246 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
Woman and bull Statue at Denver National Western Center
A statue to be installed at the Denver National Western Center main campus will feature a woman and a raging bull. The artist, Cliff Garten and Associates of Venice, Calif., was chosen by a 14-member panel that included former City Council member Candi CdeBaca. He was paid $75,000 for the design of the statue, or 10 % of the total project cost, up front. The City Council is expected to approve another $675,000 soon so the project can be completed.
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Sculpture of Minnesota's State Bird to Be Centerpiece of United Village Development
A majestic 33-foot tall, 88-foot wide sculpture depicting a common loon taking flight will be the newest addition to the United Village development in the Midway neighborhood of Saint Paul.
A Large Fruit Decoration Has Appeared Near The Marmalade Library
A giant peach has shown up near the Marmalade Branch of the Salt Lake City Library located at 280 West 500 North. The large fruit decoration is on 300 West near the new Harvest Apartments.
Cherished hand-painted mural tagged with "I Love U" infuriating local artists who spent hours on it
The Red Bluff Police Department is actively seeking the individual(s) responsible for defacing a hand-painted mural with graffiti in a recent act of vandalism. Local artists had meticulously designed and painted the mural, which has become a cherished piece of the community's artistic landscape.
FuseArt Adds Color to Downtown Statesville
Electric boxes are usually black boxes that look, well, utilitarian. Some would say ugly. Others have never noticed them. Statesville has joined many other cities and towns across the country to make these black boxes go from eyesores to art, from boring to beautiful.
Orlando Selected for $1 Million Public Art Challenge Grant!
Bloomberg Philanthropies announced the City of Orlando is one of eight recipients nationwide to be awarded a one million dollar grant as part of its Public Art Challenge to support temporary public art projects that address important local civic issues across the country. Orlando will utilize this funding to implement its art installation project entitled, “Art Pollination: Building Food Justice through Creativity,” as a way to engage artists and farmers to raise awareness about how to access healthy food and reduce food insecurity.
From Vandalism to Victory: Columbus Statue's Comeback Ignites Fierce Reactions
In a move sparking both pride and protest, a Christopher Columbus statue, once a contentious figure, has found a new home in Johnston, Rhode Island, after being removed from a square in Providence three years ago. The bronze cast, previously splashed with red paint and bearing a sign condemning genocide, was taken down in 2020 following vandalism and outcry from activists who argued that celebrating Columbus disregards the violence and suffering endured by Indigenous people during European settlement in North America.
Attention Earthlings: Clive, the alien and public art creation, has come to Covington (he’ll be watching)
Attention Mere Earthlings: meetNKY, AlloyFX, and the City of Covington joined forces to roll out the red carpet for a friendly alien named “Clive.”. Clive, a special creation of Covington’s AlloyFX, headed by Marc Phelps. (Photo by Judy Clabes/NKyTribune)
Egg-Shaped Magic in Downtown Detroit
There are only 2 more days to enjoy the FREE magical art exhibit in downtown Detroit’s Beacon Park. A masterpiece entitled “Horizon” by Olivier Landreville, is on display until Sunday, September 24th at 10pm.