The Rack-Pack project aims to better equip neighborhoods with bike infrastructure while adding art to the streetscape. Phase One: bike-racks will be installed in Spring/Summer 2012. Phase Two planning began in January 2012.
Arterie is a contemporary public art venture based in Syracuse, NY that aims to celebrate the historical relevance of the Erie Canal and bring tribute to the lasting affect the canal has had on central New York. A continuous stretch of road alongside the Erie canal Museum and leading into downtown will become water once again through a modern application of blue paint accomplished by a group of local artists and canal enthusiasts. The design represents an abstract interpretation of the canal to give the project distinctiveness and a sense of texture.
Brought to you by the PATF and the Erie Canal Museum. Project funding for arterie was made possible through a Livable Communities Matching Grant funded in part by We Live New York.
Funky Flea noun (no plural) 1. An outdoor bazaar of bric-a-brac, what-nots, gizmos, thingamabobs, and gadgets! 2. An urban shopping experience of retro collectibles, vintage wares, antiques, handmade items, artwork, records, and more!
The Funky Flea happens in the summer time.
Creek Art Float Parade
Participants created “art floats” that formed a parade along the Onondaga Creek thru downtown Syracuse, accompanied by live music. We partner with the Onondaga ‘Creek Rats.’
Salt City DISHES: Dine In. Support Happenings. Enliven Syracuse!
Salt City DISHES brings together the Syracuse community to share a delicious meal, listen to one another’s suggestions for innovative community-based projects, and vote on the project that has the most potential. The winner takes home a grant to realize their project – and returns to the following DISHES dinner to tell us about how it went.
DISHES dinner/events happen twice a year.
Partner with Northside UP and Craft Chemistry.
Upstate Snowdown: a winter party and fundraiser
Saturday, February 5, 2011
A unique fundraiser to raise funds for public art projects and have winter fun. We partnered with the Stewards of Lipe Art Park and designed a fun day chock full of winter actives: a Snow Sculpture Competition with 3 winning categories and prizes -Best Local Reference, “Out-of-theBox”, and Maximist (best use of space and scale); a snowball Target Range. Attendees enjoyed delicious creative homemade cupcakes, hot chocolate and coffee. Partner with Lipe Art Park.
Concrete Jungle Jam
An auditory experiment transformed an underpass of I-81 into a tropical jungle setting! Jungle sounds blared from participants car stereos and diluted the sounds of the highway. The experience included over a dozen varied jungle sounds from a stampede of elephants, to a waterfall, frogs chirping and the roar of a lion.
ArtStrong: Aspontaneous public gallery show
July 29 – August 7, 2010
PATFer’s transfored a vacant store front into a pop-up gallery during Syracuse’s ArtsWeek 2010. For a week, the non-juried exhibition featuring 40+ local artists, was open to the public. We teamed up with the FRONT* to prepare the space with a fresh coat of paint and the addition of temporary walls to display art.
*The FRONT aspires to be a non-for-profit establishment that establishes The Storefront for Syracuse, a small-scale realizable network of storefront spaces aimed at transforming the abandoned faces of Syracuse, NY.
5 & Dime pARTy: a PATF fundraiser and awareness pARTy
Thursday, July 29, 2010
The focus of this pARTy was to raise funds and awareness in support of the PATF while enjoying some art and drinks with friends. We asked local artists to donate artwork to be displayed for one night only. These pieces will be sold for the low low fun fun cost of $10! It was a unique way to gather people and purchase affordable art made by local artists!
Mp3 Experiment: a public art performance
Saturday, July 29, 2010
After the successful debut at last years ArtsWeek 2009, the PATF has teamed up again with Syracuse improve enthusiasts to organize another anticipated Mp3 Experiment. The Mp3 Experiment is a public performance involving many participants, part guerrilla theater, part flash mob. All who participate in the event will download a pre-recorded Mp3 file into their personal music player. We gathered in a given location, waited for the signal, and start listening to the Mp3 at the same time.
For more info visit Syracuse Mp3.
1000 Seed Bombs
Saturday, May 23, 2010
A community of volunteers gathered in a local park to make over 1000 seed-bombs (balls of soil and native plant seeds). The effort aimed to beautify malnourished urban landscapes with fresh flowers by tossing the seed-bombs into these areas.
PARK(ing)Day: enjoy a park space in your parking space
National PARK(ing) Day happens every 3rd Friday in September each year. PARK(ing) is performance art that utilizes juxtaposition to make us re-think how we use space in our cities. In 2007-2008, the Public Arts Task Force rented parking spots in Armory Square throughout the day. Instead of using the space to store a car, the PARK(ing) spot contained grass, trees, shrubs, and a sitting space. The asphalt and concrete was converted into an urban oasis. In 2009, COLAB sponsored the PARK(ing) Day event and for 2010 it will be a joint effort! For more info visit www.tpl.org.
Oh Snap!: A portable photo booth project
In 2008, the PATF partnered with the Northside Mosaic (a gallery on the Northside of Syracuse, NY) for Oh Snap! The project featured a mobile photo booth that allowed Northsiders to take photos of themselves that was then displayed at an art show at the Assisi Center spring 2008. Oh Snap photo booth locations included: corner stores, bars, coffee shops, busy intersections, schools, community centers, grocery stores, and parks. For more information check out this information on the Franciscan Collaborative Ministries.
Urban Art Rangers
In 2007-2008, The Urban Art Rangers (UAR) was a community art force that will patrolled different neighborhoods of Syracuse in order to foster connection through the arts. Rangers both informed residents about arts initiatives in the city, as well as engaged in conversations about the role that creativity and art can play in the neighborhood. Urban Art Rangers wore a uniform (logo t-shirt and hat), were trained, information was distributed and they reported back to the Public Arts Task Force about the interests of their assigned community.
The URBAN VIDEO PROJECT (UVP): Public Projections
The Urban Video Project is an initiative spearheaded and lead by the Avalanche Collective: Blake Carrington, Collin Todd-and Christopher Gianunzio. It brings video art to the streets and buildings of Syracuse. UVP will produce a series of experimental outdoor video projections throughout the year and on each TH3. If interested please visit www.urbanvideoproject.org or email email@example.com
Totem Project: Unique Sculptures as Parking Meter Posts
PATF partnered with the Cultural Resources Council, Downtown TNT, the Gifford Foundation, the City, and The Downtown Committee of Syracuse on the Totem Project. To learn more go tohttp://downtownsyracuse.com/static/C6