By Lisa Kava
Art on the Avenue, an initiative born in the early days of the pandemic to bring artwork to empty storefronts in New York City, will return to the Upper West Side in early April.
The program is still accepting artist applications for the upcoming show, called Creating Tomorrow, but only until March 6th, WSR just learned.
Creating Tomorrow is explained on Art on the Avenue’s website:
The need to come together to imagine a better tomorrow is especially urgent today. It is up to the interpretation of the artist to decide how their work speaks to the theme.
Art on the Avenue was founded in June 2020 by three teachers who wanted to help recognize underrepresented and emerging artists, while bringing hope and optimism to the forefront during troubled times. The first exhibit on the Upper West Side was called “The Art of Healing.” It was on view from November 21-January 31, 2020. Other past exhibits have taken place in lower Manhattan and the West Village.
Creating Tomorrow will showcase art in empty storefronts on Columbus Avenue beginning in early April, 2022, remaining until June 30, 2022.
Artists who would like to submit work for consideration can use this application form.
Selections will be announced on March 10th.
Thank you so much for sharing this info! I just applied with 3 photos of Pareidolia (Greek for “false images” like a face in the moon). They’re upcycled found imagery intended to shift habitual perspectives by disrupting what we thought we knew and see, with a double take of our streets and trees, artificial and natural worlds. Whew. Just made the deadline!