Jun 28, 2016

The most recent acquisition of paintings by the Southwestern Vermont Medical Center in Bennington—54 paintings valued at more than $40,000—marked the end of a project that spanned five years from conception to completion.

Jun 22, 2016

In Greenville, Calif.—population 1,200—the local junior/senior high school has not been able to purchase new books since the 1990s. But all that is changing, thanks to an online campaign that's gone viral.

Jun 17, 2016

Arts projects created in reaction to the hardships of the Flint water crisis serve to assuage grief, raise political awareness, educate, and allow residents to try to resume normal life as much as possible.

Jun 15, 2016

On May 27, the Smithsonian National Zoo, in partnership with the community-based environmental advocacy non-profit The Washed Ashore Project , opened the “Washed Ashore: Art to Save the Sea” exhibit.

Jun 13, 2016

Imagining America: Artists and Scholars in Public Life, a civic-engagement consortium of more than 100 academic institutions and cultural organizations, will move its national headquarters from Syracuse University to University of California, Davis in the summer of 2017.

Jun 13, 2016

The Penelope Project shows how we can transform long-term elder care into an experience that families and loved ones can face without dread, by taking readers on an ambitious journey to create a long-term care community that engages its residents in challenging, meaningful art-making.

Jun 09, 2016

At the intersection of 60th Avenue and MacArthur Boulevard in West Oakland, California, is a huge wall-length mural titled “Silence the Violence,” containing the names of every Oakland homicide victim from 2013. The mural, painted on the side of a screenprinting shop, shows owner Aswad Hayes screaming out in anguish as two guns are pointed at him, his arms outstretched to the side.

Jun 08, 2016

At a time when the number of pedestrian traffic deaths is increasing as urban residents are encouraged to walk and bike more, the Los Angeles Department of Transportation (LADOT) is committing to creativity and innovation by hiring a sound artist to help fix the issue.

Jun 07, 2016

In a recent feature, the Philadelphia Inquirer examines the growing publishing genre of graphic medicine, which employs comics in the fields of medical education and patient care. 

Jun 06, 2016

ArtsWave has created the new Arts Atlas online tool that integrates data on arts organizations and their programming with community demographic data.