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Art in the Gardens

Art in the Gardens is a program seeking to cultivate collaborative relationships and partnerships between local artists and community gardeners for the creation of a wide range of art works. Murals, sculptures, film screenings, performances, experimental art, music, and poetry all have a place inside community gardens.

If your garden is interested in hosting a public art piece or you would like more information about the Art in the Gardens program, please reach out to GreenThumb’s Project Planner, Ariana Arancibia, at

Art in the Gardens - 2nd annual Shed Murals project

NYC Parks GreenThumb’s Art in the Gardens is currently requesting proposals for artists to participate in the 2nd annual Shed Murals project.  The Shed Murals project is an annual initiative that has dual purpose - to provide sheds to gardens in underserved communities and enhance both new and existing sheds with beautiful artwork through cultivating collaborative relationships and partnerships between local…


November 2018 - Art in the Gardens - Know Waste Lands

About the Garden: Know Waste Lands is a community compost site and wildlife garden in Bushwick, Brooklyn. The garden is a space for neighborhood social and ecological action towards community envisioned solutions to the challenges faced by local residents. Through sustainable practices and habitat restoration, Know Waste Lands grows community, “creating a garden where human and non-human interactions are based on…


October 2018 - Art in the Gardens - Howard Garden

Howard Garden, a community garden in the Brownsville neighborhood of Brooklyn, has been a place for the residents of Howard Avenue to come together to listen to poetry readings and take in the interesting sights the garden has the offer.  From a wooden train that doubles as a playset for children to the drawings and paintings lighthouses, Howard Garden invites people are all ages to explore its art.    In…