SYRACUSE, N.Y. — It is public art made of private wishes.
In this Nov. 29, 2013 photo, people finish the sentence “Before I die . . .” on a large blackboard in Providence, R.I. Since 2011, 400 such walls have gone up in the United States as well as in 60 other countries. The global phenomenon has oversize blackboards, painted on buildings and frees…
In this Nov. 7, 2013 photo, Rick Destito poses near the “Before I Die” wall he painted on the former factory building he owns in Syracuse, N.Y. The inscription on the building invites passers-by to complete the sentence: “Before I die, I want to...” The phenomenon became global since artist …
Art should speak to the soul. Public art – projects funded with taxpayer dollars – should inspire, reflect a community’s values and foster a sense of place.
The Diamondback Bridge that marks the east entrance to downtown is cracked and shedding its skin.
Road construction continues on Houghton Road from East Irvington to East Valencia roads as part of the voter approved Houghton Road Corridor Improvement Project.
County officials have figured out a quick and easy way to help folks distinguish its new courthouse from others downtown.
A pair of life-size dancing women, sculpted in bronze, now adorn the Fourth Avenue underpass. The city originally commissioned a male and female dancer in 2003 but, due to budget cuts, the male was replaced with a second female who will do the same job for less pay.
Self-professed gearhead - and sometimes installation artist - Weston Akins spins a nice yarn about how the hind end of a black 1978 Cadillac ended up on backside of a Basis school on East Broadway.
Students in Oro Valley's Summer Youth Art Project 2012 work on "Path of Dreams (Paseo de los Sueños)."
This horse head made from a discarded bike seat serves as a horse tie-up.
"Paseo de los Sueños (Path of Dreams)" is at the southwest corner of West Hardy Road and North Northern Avenue.
The public art piece is dedicated to the equestrian, pedestrian and bicycle lifestyle of area residents.
The students involved in Oro Valley's Summer Youth Art Project 2012 had to dream big in order to create the town's latest public installation.
A yearlong project to redo the intersection of West Grant and North Oracle roads has begun.
The median islands are removed from the middle of Grant Road to make way for redirected traffic as work at Grant and Oracle roads begins.
It's possible, maybe even likely, that frequent visitors to downtown Tucson have walked by David M. Elliott's interactive public art pieces on the west side of Jácome Plaza without ever having taken notice.