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Obelisk Art 450: Our Oldest City Is on the Cutting Edge of Compassion

Dilara Hafiz | Posted 08.25.2015 | Arts
Dilara Hafiz

25 artists of international renown have created original art on 8 ½ foot wood and fiberglass obelisks to illustrate the diverse history of Saint Augustine and the ways in which the four original themes of 'Freedom, Democracy, Human Rights and Compassion' continue to resonate today.

10 Murals Transform A Brooklyn Neighborhood Into A Public Art Haven

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 08.18.2015 | Arts

What goes together better than ice cream, sunshine and neighborhood camaraderie? Ice cream, sunshine, neighborhood camaraderie and public art, that's...

This Simple Art Project Is Dismantling India's Rape Culture

The Huffington Post | Mallika Rao | Posted 07.30.2015 | Arts

Locals call it "Rapist Lane." At night, no lights ignite it. In the day, idle buses line its sides, slated to eventually shuttle workers home from a&n...

The Culture of Jerusalem Itself

Tom Teicholz | Posted 07.17.2015 | Arts
Tom Teicholz

Although Jerusalem today is awash in cultural events -- including a light festival, an arts festival in the Musrara neighborhood and the Israel Festival -- there is none as engaging, nor as engaged in the fabric of the city, as the Jerusalem Season of Culture (JSOC).

Reclaiming the Piazza: 'Headscapes' Sculpture Brings Nature Into Bologna

Jeff Biggers | Posted 07.13.2015 | Arts
Jeff Biggers

A new public art installation adjacent to Bologna's Piazza Maggiore added an ecological dimension to this red-stoned city. Created by acclaimed Italian-New Zealand sculptor Guy Lydster, a two-meter tall "headscape" base relief sculpted from Veronese marble showcases the growing and increasingly important sector of eco-sustainable public art in Europe today.

Artist Combines Architecture And Ecology For Spellbinding Public Intervention

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 07.07.2015 | Arts

"I created 'Golden Waters' so when the public engages with the work, they are not only drawn in, but are able to stop, think and observe," art...

This Mysterious Mountaintop Tearoom Is Captivating LA

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 07.02.2015 | Arts

If you head to Los Angeles' Griffith Park, start on the Charlie Turner Trailhead for the Mt. Hollywood Hiking Trail, across the parking lot from t...

Kate Abbey-Lambertz

Group Fighting To Save Detroit's 'Hamtramck Disneyland' House

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 07.01.2015 | Arts

Welcome to Disney’s very unofficial Northern outpost: It is almost hidden, appearing suddenly in the middle of an otherwise nondescript alley, and it's a necessary stop for any visitor searching for markers of the Motor City’s eclectic and original soul. It’s a frenetic, exuberant love letter to color, movement and play, never quite the same from one visit to the next. This is “Hamtramck Disneyland,” and, following the death of creator Dmytro Szylak, its future is at risk.

Interview with the Curator of Art Basel's Public Art Sector 'Parcours' (VIDEO)

VernissageTV | Posted 06.29.2015 | Arts
VernissageTV

With its Parcours sector, the art fair Art Basel in Basel (Switzerland) each year transforms a district of the city into a place where public art is presented. The sixth edition of Parcours had its focus on the area around Münsterplatz, next to the iconic Basel Cathedral.

Kate Abbey-Lambertz

The Incredible Ways Art Is Helping Charleston Heal

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 07.13.2015 | Black Voices

Early last week, a few artists painted murals on the walls of a warehouse around a vacant lot in Charleston, South Carolina, preparing for a celebrati...

Arts Action Heroes to the Rescue!

Robert L. Lynch | Posted 06.26.2015 | Arts
Robert L. Lynch

While they differ vastly from one another, there is one common strength I have observed: the arts have made a profound impact on the health of each community.

Priscilla Frank

Four New Projects For The Future Of Public Art

HuffingtonPost.com | Priscilla Frank | Posted 06.23.2015 | Arts

Powerful works of public art can change the way we see, the way we live. Those in and around New York City in 2005 likely remember a certa...

Hong Kong's Small Acts Of Street Art Are Just As Powerful As The Mural

Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington | Posted 06.04.2015 | Arts
Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington

Context is a major criterion along with placement, and these few small interventions give you an appreciation for how Pejac perceived the tense environment, as well as how pertinent and very personal his messages were.

Street Art Transforms Morocco's Capital Into A Living Canvas

HuffPost Morocco | Talia Lavin | Posted 05.28.2015 | Arts

Graffiti has been called many things: an urban scourge, a sign of civilization's breakdown, a petty crime. But in Rabat, the city's resid...

Two Concepts of Public Art

Harry Boyte | Posted 05.15.2015 | Good News
Harry Boyte

Public art often protests injustice and oppression, seeking to raise public awareness. Pablo Picasso's famous painting Guernica, finished in 1937, is an example.

Art and Climate Change - Inspiring a Sustainable Future

Ellen Moyer, Ph.D. | Posted 06.14.2015 | Green
Ellen Moyer, Ph.D.

Art allows people to relate to vast and often unfathomable concepts by engaging the heart and the senses. Art can break down big issues, like climate change, into small, digestible pieces.

This International Public Art Event Asks Us All To Confront Catcallers

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 04.13.2015 | Arts

Ever since the world caught wind of Tatyana Fazlalizadeh's public art project, "Stop Telling Women to Smile," the phrase has become a battle cry for a...

52 Bizarre and Amazing Art Installations Are About To Hit San Francisco

The Huffington Post | Nico Pitney | Posted 04.08.2015 | Arts

Several dozen major public art installations will burst onto display this weekend on San Francisco's main thoroughfare, part of a years-long effort t...

Community Art and Demolition Derby

Sue Kerr | Posted 06.06.2015 | Arts
Sue Kerr

My friends at Most Wanted Fine Art (MWFA) dragged a car all around the country, wheat pasting photos of supporters onto the car only to end up smashing the vehicle at a country fair.

The 10 Most Beautiful Public Art Shows Hitting New York This Spring

artnet | artnet News | Posted 04.02.2015 | Arts

This article originally appeared on artnet News. by Sarah Cascone Jeppe Hein, Semicircular Mirror Labyrinth II (2013), installed at Ordrupgaard,...

Compassion Around the World: This Week in Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 05.11.2015 | Impact
Ari Nessel

Just over two years ago The Pollination Project started a daily giving practice, making daily $1000 grants to social change visionaries around the world.

She-Span: The Public Art Project That's Celebrating The Women In Congress

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 03.09.2015 | Arts

"I was thrilled to be labeled a feminist vigilante artist!" Stephanie Rudig explained in an interview with HuffPost. "I really do need to get that pri...

Matt Sheehan

Dissident Chinese Artist Escapes to Alcatraz

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Sheehan | Posted 03.03.2015 | World

San Francisco -- Ai Weiwei, once China's most internationally famous prisoner, is occupying Alcatraz -- or at least his art installations are. Banned ...

Sigmar Polke's 'Siberian Meteorites' Installed at Park Hyatt

Sugar Rautbord | Posted 03.25.2015 | Arts
Sugar Rautbord

An arty crowd recently braved January's Siberia-like winter weather to assemble at the Park Hyatt Chicago in celebration of the installation of Sigm...

50 Ways to Map The City, Per Street and Graffiti Artists

Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington | Posted 03.23.2015 | Arts
Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington

Street art is intrinsically bound with its neighborhood and location in a city. Context and placement are key. So when a street artist is asked to create art about mapping a place, it is fascinating to see how they perceive it and with what manner and medium they present it.