August is heating up with artists embracing the current political climate, the urban environment, providing a means of escape, and more. From an artist-designed pop-up pool to a celebration of 50 years of art in the parks, to community driven art pieces, there is something for everyone this last month of summer.
Here are 19 outdoor installations not to miss in New York City this month:
19.Treasure the Green Arrives on Broadway in Soho
The SoHo Broadway Initiative and NYC DOT Art will unveil the installation, Treasure the Green, by SoHo-based artist Zigi Ben-Haim on August 9th at 11:30am. This site-specific installation is located on the Broadway bus bulb between Grand Street and Howard Street, on Broadway.
Treasure the Green was inspired by the artist’s experiences living in SoHo for over 40 years, and was fabricated in a studio just around the corner from the exhibit site. It symbolizes how little green space there is in this neighborhood. The leaf as a symbol has also been used in Ben-Haim’s work for the past 30 years, bringing attention to the importance of nature in everyday life. Treasure the Green will be on view through June, 2018.