CITYarts started at first as Cityarts Workshop that got shut down in 1988. In 1989, the executive and creative director founded CITYarts. CITYarts is a nonprofit public arts organization that works with professional artists and youth to create public art in New York City and other countries. CITYarts is a small organization located at 77 Bleecker Street in Manhattan, NY. I work in the creative area of the organization making their flyers, invitations, certificates of accomplishment (this is for the kids that work on the murals) and other promotional material.
^This is a recent article I found on CITYarts that talks about an Alice In Wonderland inspired mural that was painted years ago after the tragedy of September 11th. This mural is called “Alice on the Wall” and it’s located on Chambers Street near Stuyvesant High School.
Touching up the mural every year is routine for Stuyvesant students. This year the students decided to make a bigger touch up by adding in flowers and a flamingo.
^This article talks about how CITYarts is planning a mural at LIC dog park. This mural is called “Rising Up in the Community” and features mother nature, nature, and animals. Long Island City felt it needed something to show its identity and so CITYarts teamed up with the youth there along with a professional artist to create a mural there.