PUBLIC ART

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Nuit Blanche Is a One-Night-Only Affair With Lasting Significance

Nuit Blanche draws criticism -- all answerable. Some say that the event has strayed too far from its original focus on art -- others say that there's too much corporate involvement and focus on cultural tourism. The payback to Toronto is meaningful. I take these concerns seriously. Its impact since 2006 has grown from $1 million to $40.5 million last year, a lot of money flowing into Toronto's economy for just one night.
CBC

'Before I Die' Blackboard A Hit In Vancouver

A giant blackboard in Vancouver is giving people a chance to share their dreams of what they’ve always wanted to do or to have in their lives while they still have time. In an alley just off Keefer S...
Andrea Carson

What Makes Public Art Good?

If audiences for art are passing through museums without stopping to consider the art, then putting art -- at an enormous scale -- on the ceiling of a restaurant, or in the middle of a public space or on the edge of a waterfront view would seems like a good idea.