The installation of art in public spaces provides an opportunity for anyone and everyone to engage. With an ever-growing public accustomed to a built environment infused with cultivated aesthetics, a renaissance of public art appears eminent.
ArtsWestchester is committed to nurturing the rising tide of public art throughout the county community and is currently hosting opportunities for a variety of artists to apply to contribute their own pieces to Westchester and greater New York area’s public spaces.
The already iconic Gov. Mario Cuomo Bridge will be incorporating a number of public art pieces into and around a shared bicycle and pedestrian walkway (“the path”). ArtsWestchester, in partnership with the New York State Thruway Authority and the Arts Council of Rockland, is seeking proposals from professional New York State artists or artist collectives interested in creating a permanent mural for an underpass on the Rockland County landing of the path. These opportunities to participate in a modern and heavily trafficked new phase of the public space in Westchester and Rockland are a truly unique opportunity. The submission deadline for the mural project is September 13. Application info can be found at the link below.
In the heart of Westchester County, there is another public art opportunity, and this one is for sculptors. ArtsWestchester, in partnership with Ginsburg Development Companies (GDC) and the City of White Plains, is seeking proposals for a permanent site-responsive work of public sculpture for the City Square Development and the City of White Plains. The free-standing, site specific exterior sculpture will enhance and enliven the streetscape and will adjoin the entrance to 50 Main Street. Interested parties have until September 13 to submit and can do so at the link below.
William Bermingham works in the Communications Department at ArtsWestchester. He is a graduate of Purchase College where he studied Arts Management.