FAB’s ArtUp Program Seeks Further Funding

Posted on: December 29th, 2011 at 7:26 am by

Fourth Arts Block spent much of December raising funds for its ArtUp program, which aims to “transform the negative of scaffolding” and other local eyesores into something more positive.  The community organization hit Kickstarter to collect $3,000 with the purpose of continuing the initiative in light of growing demand.  After all, the over-development of the Lower East Side brings with it an extraordinary influx of ironwork and netting.

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The monetary goal is almost met, with $2,920 raised as of this morning.  Coffers close tonight at 9 pm, so donate while you can.

FABnyc started ArtUp in 2008 in partnership with Joyce Manalo of ArtForward to transform the negative of local scaffolding into a positive, and has been rapidly growing the program to include multiple partners, including Keith Schweitzer of MaNY Project, and a variety of new sites.

ArtUp last made headlines in November with “Groundbreak,” an artistic re-branding of the recently-poured Extra Place sidewalk.

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