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The Arts Fund is excited to announce the unveiling of a handful of new projects for the Funk Zone Public Art Program. Joining existing projects by Chad AveryPhoebe Brunner, Tofer Chin, and R. Nelson Parrish are new public works by Ken Bortolazzo, Chadillac Green, Ruth Ellen Hoag, Michael Irwin, Danny Meza, Leslie Lewis Sigler, and Luis Velazquez. Please drop by the gallery to pick up a map (or click here to print) and take a self guided tour!

The goal of the Funk Zone Public Art Program is to establish locations around the Funk Zone for public art projects in an effort to keep art alive and maintain the creative signature of the neighborhood. The Funk Zone Public Art Program allows The Arts Fund to work directly with property and business owners and selected artists to create site-specific public art projects such as murals, sculptures, and installations within the Funk Zone’s boundaries. The goal is that, in time, the public art will add to the Funk Zone’s already dynamic environment to attract a larger audience for the arts. 

The Arts Fund is still working to establish additional locations throughout the neighborhood. Each project is intended to be temporary and rotate every 1-3 years. If you are interested in participating as an artist or sponsoring costs associated with this new program, including artist stipends and materials, please contact us at [email protected]

Private donations are an essential source of funding for the Public Arts Program. Please visit www.artsfundsb.org to learn about upcoming programs and events or to make a donation to support The Arts Fund. 

More information about each project is included below.