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.
In all, we placed murals on 11 properties, creating four site specific original murals, and using panels from Mural Fest participants and other artists, we installed 37 individual mural panels. Three events highlighted the project for the public—Mural Fest 2015 itself, State St. Block Party, and the Cooperative Gallery event, in all a couple of thousand people.
Download the entire report–with lots of photos–below.