4. The Laundromat Project
One of my favorites, the Laundromat Project is actually a non-profit that brings public arts programs to underserved communities in New York City, using the laundromat as a venue. The Laundromat Project runs two creative programs: Works in Progress (WiP) and the Create Change Public Artist Residency. These initiatives represent an amalgamation of art, social justice and community building. The organization’s multi-pronged efforts earned the LP an Echoing Green fellowship in 2009, when they were recognized as a notable art-based social justice startup.