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Syndicate contentDept of Public Art

Blight Mural Project Final Report

December 27, 2015 by pegjohnston

The Dept. of Public Art received a $5000 grant from the Chenango Co. Arts Council and the Hoyt Foundation in 2015 to place murals on blighted properties. In all, DPA volunteers placed 37 panels on 11 sites.

The Blight as Our Canvas project aimed to post temporary murals on blighted properties in Binghamton. The goal of the project was to get public art into neighborhoods and to improve the appearance of blighted properties. Audiences included neighborhood residents, local artists interested in painting, and property owners trying to improve their buildings.

Cat Fishing

October 3, 2015 by pegjohnston

This mural was painted by Susan Champeny and members of the Dept. of Public Art in one week, and installed September 27th at 21 Jarvis St. with the permission of the owner. The project was funded by the Chenango Co Arts Council and the Hoyt Foundation through the NYS Decentralization Program.

 

Cat Fishing

Mural Fest 2015

July 4, 2015 by pegjohnston

Painting at Mural Fest 2015

Mural Fest 2015

Mural

July 4, 2015 by pegjohnston

One of the panels from Mural Fest 2015, available for posting on a boarded up building. This is by Dexter Holmes and commemorates a friend who passed away.

Mural

Mural Fest 2015 Supporters

July 4, 2015 by pegjohnston

This ice cream cone was painted by Mayumi Park of the Dept of Public Art to acknowledge the support of businesses and organizations for the Mural Fest 2015.  The panel is posted at 511 Chenango St. Binghamton.

 

Mural Fest 2015 Supporters

Food Mural for the Northside

July 4, 2015 by pegjohnston

This mural at 511 Chenango St. consists of 11 murals with a food theme, because the Northside is a "food desert", lacking a grocery store. It was painted at Mural Fest 2015 by local artists and installed Memorial Day. Murals are  free to area property owners with boarded up buildings. The DPA is a volunteer group that creates and promotes public art. This project is made possible with public funds from the Chenango Arts Council’s Decentralization Program, a re-grant program of the NYS Council on the Arts, with support from Governor Cuomo and the NYS Legislature.

Food Mural for the Northside

Free Murals

July 4, 2015 by pegjohnston

These are a few of the murals available free to area property owners with boarded up buildings. Several were painted by famous mural artists at Mural Fest 2015. The DPA is a volunteer group that creates and promotes public art. This project is made possible with public funds from the Chenango Arts Council’s Decentralization Program, a re-grant program of the NYS Council on the Arts, with support from Governor Cuomo and the NYS Legislature. Additional support for Broome County provided by the Stewart W. & Willma C. Hoyt Foundation.

Free Murals

Murals for Free

July 4, 2015 by pegjohnston

These are a few of the murals available free to area property owners with boarded up buildings. Several were painted by famous mural artists at Mural Fest 2015. The DPA is a volunteer group that creates and promotes public art. This project is made possible with public funds from the Chenango Arts Council’s Decentralization Program, a re-grant program of the NYS Council on the Arts, with support from Governor Cuomo and the NYS Legislature. Additional support for Broome County provided by the Stewart W. & Willma C. Hoyt Foundation.

Murals for Free

Fight the blight

June 14, 2015 by pegjohnston

Panoramic view of 511 Chenango St. the first installation of the Blight is our Canvas project. This mural of 11 panels and a citizen feedback blackboard uses a food theme to underscore the need for a Northside grocery. It was painted by individual artists at Mural Fest 2015.

Fight the blight

Want a Mural? Free Art for Boarded up Properties

May 3, 2015 by pegjohnston

Mural Fest 2015 (April 26th) created about 30 Movable Murals on 4 X 8' panels to be affixed to boarded up properties in Binghamton neighborhoods. The first installation will be on a building on Chenango Street consisting of 11 food themed murals, given the Northside's lack of a grocery store. The Dept. of Public Art expects to install and celebrate the murals in May.

Other murals are available for property owners who have a boarded up building. And some of the available murals have been painted by world famous artists such as Damien Mitchell, or Nic707, and the Indigo Arts Collective of Brooklyn. Several of the murals were on display at the State St. Block Party. Photos of the murals are available.

If you know of a building that would qualify, please contact binghamtonbridge@gmail.com. Property owners must promise to notify the DPA if the building is renovated, re-purposed, or torn down, so that the mural can be put on another building.

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