Public Art Initiative

FullSizeRenderEast Harlem At Play, 2017 A mural in White Park, Giannina Gutierrez, Ralph Serrano, Jeremy Vega , Sponsored by  the Fund For Public Health NY on behalf of the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene with funds from the Center for Disease Control

In 2015, the Marcus Garvey Park Alliance (MGPA) organized the Public Art Initiative (PAI), an ongoing program that strives to preserve and celebrate the creative culture that Harlem is famous for. The MGPA serves as a comprehensive fiscal sponsor creating opportunities for uptown artists, artists of color and women artists to ensure that the projects are funded and marketed to a broader audience. Artists are encouraged to contact us to discuss their ideas before submitting a proposal. The PAI committee will work with all artists to fully develop their proposals, assist with all fund raising opportunities, facilitate the approval process with city agencies and implement programming. Since the inception of the program the PAI has funded in part or in full  29 public art installations in parks and other sites throughout Harlem and East Harlem, often collaborating with arts and cultural organizations as well as community stakeholders. To learn more contact Connie Lee, President of the Marcus Garvey Park Alliance,  presidentmgpa@gmail.com

Installations 2015/2016, Various artists sponsored in part or in full by the Marcus Garvey Park Alliance Public Art Initiative with funding provided by the Harlem Community Development Corporation

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Atlas of the Third Millennium, Jorge Luis Rodriguez, 2016/2017 The sculpture will be on view through October 2018. Funding for this project was provided by the Marcus Garvey Park Alliance, Harlem Community Development Corporation and NYSCA

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