Description & History

CITYarts empowers children and youth by bringing them together with professional artists to create public art that addresses civic and social issues, impacts their lives, and transforms their communities. Thinking globally and acting locally, CITYarts' projects build bridges of cultural understanding, giving youth the opportunity to take an active role in shaping their own future. 

Since its founding in 1968, CITYarts has engaged nearly 100,000 New Yorkers of all ages in the process of designing and creating more than 260 murals, mosaics, and sculptures. CITYarts' projects frequently foster community revitalization by galvanizing businesses, schools, and community organizations into developing youth programs, and constructing playgrounds and gardens.

About the organization


Tsipi Ben-Haim
Executive Director
(212) 966-0377
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