Artists often wail that they have nowhere to create and nowhere to showcase their brilliant work. However the Court Livingston Schermerhorn Business Improvement District wants all artists with a personal relationship to pick up their pencils, put on their creating caps, and gets to work. “Re-Imagining the Wall,” is the name of the program and creating art for downtown Brooklyn is the endgame. But just what is “Re-Imagining the Wall,” and how can Brooklyn artists get their works shown?
According to WNYC.com (1) Re-Imagining the Wall is “a public art project that would beautify the district by covering the walls, sidewalks, subway entrances, and just about ever flat surface in a 20 block area of downtown Brooklyn,” with the winning artists work. The area pegged for participation in this project includes “Schermerhorn and Livingston Streets from Flatbush Avenue town to and including, Columbus Park.”
All artists are encouraged to apply but the thrust is artists with a “special relationship with the borough of Brooklyn which might be personal or professional.” All artists wishing to apply must consider with their applications, two locations, “the façade above the entrance to the Hoyt Schermerhorn subway station, and the façade at the Bond Street parking garage on Livingston Street.”
Artists interested in participating can learn more HERE (2).
The art will live for five years following instillation next summer.