There are more than 300 miles of construction fences and sidewalk sheds that dot New York City neighborhoods. While these temporary protective structures are part of the urban landscape, in most instances they are unappealing and represent the inconvenience of construction projects.
The goals of the pilot are to:
1. Improve the pedestrian experience for NYC residents and visitors across the five boroughs by transforming temporary protective structures into sites for the display of art; and
2. Increase opportunities for cultural organizations and artists to present artworks that are relevant to the communities surrounding the installation sites.
City Canvas launched in October, 2019 with #7on16th, an exhibition of 7 female and non-binary NYC street artists. This inaugural exhibition was installed on the northern facade of Google’s Chelsea location.