- December 13, 2011
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ArtBridge is making construction scaffolding beautiful.
Sounds unlikely, doesn’t it? But this New York City-based nonprofit is doing just that. They use proprietary vinyl material to install large-scale works by emerging artists directly onto the scaffold’s panel surfaces.
And for a city that has quite a bit of construction, there’s a plenty of opportunity to showcase emerging artists: the arts organization has more than 1 million linear feet of art installed in NYC. ArtBridge showcases new and emerging artists, giving them a very public opportunity to showcase their art.
Why are they an innovative nonprofit?
They take art out of galleries and into the public realm; ArtBridge creates “public art“. And while public art is nothing new (Greek sculptures, the Pantheon and St. Peter’s Basicala are all considered public art), it’s that ArtBridge is taking something a bit unsightly—construction scaffolding—and making it a platform for something beautiful.
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Images courtesy ArtBridge