3. Wreath Interpretations Exhibition at the Arsenal

Wreaths made out of found objects at The Gallery at the Central Park ArsenalMeagan Meehan, Toy Cycle, Canvas, paint, metal, plastic, assorted toys, glitter. Photograph Courtesy of NYC Parks

Instead of garland and holly, the decorative wreaths at the 37th Annual Wreath Interpretations Exhibit in The Gallery at the Central Park Arsenal are made of salvaged chess boards, crepe paper, recycled waste, and other found materials. The inventive and quirky wreaths were crafted by more than 40 artists, designers, and creative individuals of all ages. Each used a variety of unexpected materials to reinterpret the traditional holiday symbol, often with a touch of humor and light-hearted fun.

Drawing on themes ranging from the Great Pacific Garbage Patch to the bridges of New York City, artists this year have incorporated woven dog leashes, candy, plastic trophies, foil coffee wrappers, and wigs into their wreaths. You can see the free exhibition now through January 2, 2020. The Gallery is open from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. More details here!