Thursday, September 2, 2010

“Art Around the Park” Will Add Boundless Color to the 7th Annual Howl! Festival in Tompkins Square Park in NYC's East Village, Sept. 11th and 12th Attention Artists : There Are Still a Few Open Spaces!

Photo by Nicholas Bergery

The 2010 Howl! Festival is pleased to announce that “Art Around the Park” will return for its 14th year in Tompkins Square Park.  Conceived in 1992, “Art Around the Park” joined forces with Howl Festival when it began.

Over the years, important artists such as Tony Feher, David Row, Olivier Mosset, Mark Kostabi, Stefan Eins, David Hatchett, David Greene and Sylvie Ball, as well as graffiti artists Ero, Chico and Meres, have all participated in Art Around the Park.

Photo by Nicholas Bergery
“Art Around the Park” is a massively exciting undertaking, involving a 1500 foot-long canvas wrapped around 50% of the perimeter of Tompkins Square Park, beginning on Avenue A and 10th Street, continuing 3 blocks south to 7th Street and going east on 7th Street to the midway point between Avenues A and B.  Over 140 adult artists and untold numbers of children are confirmed to participate. 

Each artist is assigned 50-60 square feet of canvas, and brings their own materials with which to create their individual piece.  For two full days, this live art “performance” draws thousands of fascinated spectators.  “It’s a sweet and spectacular event,” says Bob Perl, one of the founders of Art Around The Park, along with DD Chapin and Mark Frisk.  He continues, “Both participants and audience often tell me that this is why they live in New York.  It’s an incredible interaction of artists and art lovers – an experience that you won’t find anywhere else.”

The finished product results in almost 8000 square feet of art.  

There are still a few open spaces for interested artists. Info:

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