Art is integral to DOT’s goal of world class streets. Artists help to transform the landscape from ordinary to extraordinary with temporary, unexpected interventions – colorful murals, dynamic light projections, thought-provoking sculptures.
Public plazas, fences, barriers, footbridges, and sidewalks serve as canvases for temporary art in all five boroughs. DOT’s Urban Art initiatives rely on partnerships with community organizations and the creativity of artists to present site-responsive artwork. DOT Urban Art has presented over 100 inspiring projects since October 2008.