They aren’t kidding when they call Art Everywhere “A Very, Very Big Art Show”. In fact, it is the largest outdoor show in history. And it’s coming to a taxi, store, or billboard near you.
This art show is unlike any outdoor art show ever conceived. It involves the public in an online voting process to choose America’s favorite 50 art pieces. The listed pieces range from the famous to the relatively unknown. Once voters choose their favorite works of art, those pieces will be made into everything from billboards to signs at bus stations and placed across the U.S. Because of this project, millions of Americans will be exposed to some of the country’s greatest art when they are pursuing routine activities such as commuting to work, hailing a taxi, or shopping at the mall.
Who is behind this unique art campaign? Five museums – the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Art Institute of Chicago, the Dallas Museum of Art, the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., and the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York – as well as the Outdoor Advertising Association of America have teamed up to execute Art Everywhere. They are the ones who have chosen the original 100 art pieces from which the final 50 will be chosen.
Those who created Art Everywhere have a very noble goal: To create a greater interest in American art among Americans. From the voting aspect to the pieces being visible constantly in major cities, Art Everywhere is tailored to how Americans love to consume media, setting the campaign up to be extremely successful. Hopefully, this project will kindle new and renewed interest in visual arts and will have more people flocking to the country’s museums.
And now Art Everywhere is in your (and all other Americans’) hands. The voting process has begun, and already voters from around the U.S. have weighed in about the pieces they like best. In just another few weeks, we will see which pieces come out on top as they spread across the country. To be a part of this bold exhibit, cast your vote today at arteverywhereus.org.
Fine Art Studio of Rotblatt & Amrany loves to find new ways to bring art to everyone. We encourage you to visit our studio and see our latest exhibits. To learn more about Art Everywhere, visit the LA Times.