NYC Parks GreenThumb is proud to be the nation's largest urban gardening program, assisting over 550 gardens and over 20,000 volunteer gardeners throughout New York City on 100 combined acres of open space. These community-led spaces are cultural centers for the neighborhood that bring together local residents to garden, hold public events, and provide countless educational opportunities.
I am reaching out to share with you an exciting art opportunity as part of our Art in the Garden program. Please find the attached Request for Proposals for our Shed Muralsproject. This is the second year we are conducting this project after the great success we had with it last year - here are some photos from last year’s final installations. The submission deadline is March 11, 2019 at 11:59pm. Please share within your networks.
Art in the Gardens is our growing public art program at GreenThumb. The program works to connect local artists with the opportunity to collaborate with community gardens as a platform to create and display their art all-year-round (if applicable). This year, we are hoping to expand our program to highlight vacant lots through public art, as a way to bring attention to where new community gardens can be started. If this initiative sounds of interest, please reach out! We are always looking for wonderful partners to collaborate with to bring public art into the community.Read More