Check out the Jackson Heights ArtSite
Installations Now Through the Spring!
Furthering their commitment to the Queens art community, Queens Council on The Arts commissioned 8 Queens-based artists to create temporary public artworks throughout Jamaica and Jackson Heights through their first ever, public art commissioning program, ArtSite.
QCA partnered with the 82nd Street Partnership to connect artists with local businesses and organizations to locate sites for art throughout Jackson Heights.
“ArtSite has brought together talented artists and local business owners to gift the community with visual expressions of their multicultural journeys.” Leslie Ramos, Executive Director of the 82nd Street Partnership
ArtSite aims to establish an ecosystem of local artists and art producers to create new work that reflects the diverse cultural stories particular to the communities of Jamaica and Jackson Heights. By allowing the artists to partner and create dialogue with the local business community, they can reinvent the external perceptions of these communities as sources of inspiration and epicenters of the new America canon of dance, theatre, music, art, etc.
“I am thrilled to begin seeing the work of these talented artists emerge throughout the neighborhood. We are proud to be working with our local partners in bringing more public art to the people of Jackson Heights.” Hoong Yee Krakauer, Executive Director of Queens Council on the Arts