Public art can be a trademark
for your program. Art projects that go beyond the walls of your
center to traditional or non-traditional venues will provide
rewards not only for the children and teens that participate,
but serve as a bridge between your art program and the community.
Public art shows that youth can be a positive force in the community.
Public art projects need the
support of local government officials, businesses and residents.
Through such collaborations you will raise the awareness of the
arts as a way to involve and have a positive impact on your neighborhood.
From our experience, art created by neighborhood teens and children
is very rarely defaced with graffiti. Communities respect and
value the accomplishments of their youth. The gallery below highlights
some of the art projects.