Collaborative Public Art Project

“Does everyone in your community go to museums every month? Probably not. But does everyone in your neighborhood or school walk down the same main street or school corridor every day? Yes. Public art offers a uniquely democratic experience. When an artist chooses to display in a public space rather than a museum, they are giving up some of their authority, inviting dialogue rather than passive observation. Public art recognizes that you're in a routine -- you travel through this public space every day -- and the artwork asks you to stop. That act of pausing is not just a conversation with the artist but can actually create community among those who also choose to stop and notice.”