public art

We support artists through the entire life cycle of their public art projects and at any stage of creation, from concept design to fabrication and installation.

Public Art collaborates with artists, curators, mission-aligned nonprofit organizations and cultural institutions, designers, and corporate clients alike. The department is led by skilled makers from a broad spectrum of backgrounds and bolstered by a diverse network of local specialty fabricators who come together to conceptualize, fabricate, and install new public artworks, gallery exhibitions, and a vast range of works of any scale.

Pamela Council, A Fountain for Survivors, 2021, commissioned by Times Square Arts
Photo credit: Michael Hull, courtesy of Times Square Arts


Project planning and logistics
Conception and design
Fabrication and assembly
Art handling
Maintenance and cleaning
Installation and de-installation

Avram Finkelstein worked with Powerhouse Arts to fabricate five translucent panels that form a conceptual ‘sky’ of memory and witnessing that floats above the New York City AIDS Memorial granite pavers and fountain. Crafted in collaboration with the Powerhouse Arts Public Art and Printshop teams, the panels layer loosely rendered, hand-drawn clouds and text from the 1982 poem Bashert by Irena Klepfisz: “These words are dedicated to those who died” and “These words are dedicated to those who survived.”

featured projects

A Fountain For Survivors
Free the Air: How to hear the universe in a spider/web
The Headless Headhunt
Boulevard of African Monarchs

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Use our Project Inquiry form to tell us about your project and needs. We’ll be in touch from there to get started on your project.