"Art on the Ave" was conceived in June 2020 by three teachers struggling to find a way to discuss the year’s events with their students. They thought about art and its ability to provoke dialogue. Putting art in public spaces – the streets and sidewalks that took on a whole new significance through the lockdown, the protests, and the economic downturn – became their way forward. Working directly with gallerists and showcasing the work of local artists (which is available for purchase!), Art on the Ave was born, and now it has come to our neighborhoods! Join this special panel of Art on the Ave creators and artists, and Village Preservation’s Director of Research, to hear about the project, the art, and the history of the buildings in which the art is displayed.
Art On The Ave will run from April 15 through mid-July, and a few of the addresses already set for installations are 120 Christopher Street, 548 Hudson Street, 561 Hudson Street, 571 Hudson Street, and 353 Bleecker Street, among others (maps will be provided for self-guided walks).
Co-hosted by the Village Alliance