Art on the Ave: The Art of Healing ~ Take a Stroll on the Upper West Side




3k by Adrian Hashimi. Image courtesy

Art on the Ave has been working with local property owners and businesses on the Upper West Side, filling empty windows with works created by local artists. Not only has the project beautified spaces, it also has been an opportunity for for all to enjoy a socially distanced gallery walk using digital and printable maps.

With the thought that ‘public art can tell a story,’ students are invited to paint works inspired by their art walk, using Art on the Ave as an outdoor classroom, along with printable educational material.

From the map, viewers can see a plethora of artwork from some well-known and familiar artists like Tomo Mori ~ AJ Stetson ~ Audrey Anastasi ~ Ademola Olugebefola ~ Alan Richards ~ and the Curator and Creative Consultant for Art on the Ave, artist Lisa DuBois, who most recently was part of Artcrawl Harlem 2020 Residence Program on Governor’s Island, and was the gallerist at XGallery Harlem for several years, presenting many of the artists we see here today.

Confrontation by Ademola Olugebefola. Image courtesy

The Art of Healing presents more than 40 artists, with works focusing on its theme ~  healing. Want to know more about the artists? Listen to each artist speak about their piece. Want more info on the artwork? Book a Gallery Walk.

The Apollo by Samuel Kaplan. Image courtesy

Parents and teachers can download educational materials for students from Kindegarden through twelfth grade.

The Art of Healing: Art on the Ave  is organized by Jackie Graham, Barbara Anderson and Leigh Majer. The exhibition will be on view through January 31, 2021, from West 68th Street to West 77th Street on Columbus Avenue. Download a Map.

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