If you’ve visited Nork (Newark) recently, you probably noticed 14 brand new murals downtown. This extra-large transformative project was made possible by a collaborative called ‘Four Corners Public Arts’.
The 14 murals are part of the first phase of a multi-phase beautification. All the works of art are on Treat Place and Beaver Street in the city’s Downtown District.
The artists include local mega-talents like Gabe Ribero, Manuel Acevedo, Andre Leon, Robert Ramone and many more. Phase one was curated by Rebecca Pauline Jampol, co-director of Project for Empty Space and also a visiting professor at Rutgers University-Newark. FCPA will be taking submissions for the planned second phase.
The Mission: The Four Corners Public Arts project advocates for impact-driven public art initiatives in and surrounding Market & Broad streets. The partnership evolved out of a common interest to renew blighted areas of the city through the arts, with the goal of cultivating creative communal space for all. The name ‘Four Corners’ pays homage to the intersection of Market St. and Broad St. which was once considered the busiest intersection in America.
Four Corners Public Arts is a public-private partnership between supporters, artists and Newark residents. Also involved are the City of Newark via Invest Newark, Newark Downtown District and Newark Arts.
On the private side, FCPA is funded by NJ-based real estate firm Paramount Assets and developer RBH Group. Alongside Sponsors such as Jerry’s Artist Outlet, Wilbur’s Painting, Hanini Group and Sherwin Williams.
The project is a shining example of a public-private partnership that benefits the greater good of the city. Seems like a win/win for the city of Newark.
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