12. Art on the Avenue

Art on the AvenueArtwork installed Columbus Ave. From Left to Right: Roofgolf and LoveHate Relationship by Joel Tretin, We the People by Lance Johnson, Reflections of Change by Geoffrey Doig Marx (GDM), Happiness During Protests by Katie Godowski, and Owen by Deb Fong

Throughout the month of January, you can take an art-filled stroll along Columbus Avenue in Manhattan’s Upper West Side. Art on the Avenue, is a public initiative started by local teachers. The organization is dedicated to elevating local artists and inspiring community engagement. To do so, the organization displays the work of local artists in vacant storefronts along Columbus Avenue.

Current artworks can be found between 68th and 77th street on Columbus Ave, with the majority concentrated between 74th and 77th. Check out a map of locations with art on display here! All donations sent to Arts on the Avenue go towards funding installation expenses, as well as promotional materials. The art will be on display through the end of January 2021.