Hudson Square Canvas: Foster Community and Create Public Art

September 17, 5:45pm - 7:30pm EDT. Hosted at 200 Varick (NYC)


About this FieldTrip

Hudson Square is an energizing and vibrant neighborhood of digital wizards, brilliant broadcasters, talented trendsetters, serious scientists and global brand beacons. It is where ambition meets action. Purpose-built and on a human scale, Hudson Square is engaging, inventive, industrious and vibrant.

Since 2009, the Hudson Square Business Improvement District (BID) has brought the creative energy from inside our neighborhood’s buildings out onto the streets with the creation of our innovative outdoor spaces and community programs. This year, we unveiled a new public art initiative, Hudson Square Canvas, that reinforces Varick Street as a pedestrian boulevard through a dynamic urban art gallery of large scale street art installations. Featuring 5 original artworks by 4 artists, the public art gallery tells the story of Hudson Square’s evolution as a neighborhood on the creating edge.

Our creative morning field trip will take attendees on an art walk of our commissioned artworks using our digital art map and lead by a BID staff member. We will discuss the artwork as well as the unique challenges and purpose of creating art in the public realm, allowing attendees to experience the art and learn about this pedestrian focused place-making initiative.

We will end our event in one of the Hudson Square BID’s public spaces, Freeman Plaza East, a site for one of the program’s art pieces. Using chalk (provided by HSBID) the adjacent plaza and sidewalk will become the canvas for the group to create their own collaborative public art piece.

Our meetup location for the art tour will be outside 200 Varick Street, by the first mural. To explore Hudson Square Canvas, click here for our digital map and post to social with #hudsonsquarecanvas


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