public art

Kara Walker's Sendoff for the Old Domino Sugar Plant: A Giant Sphinx

The artist built a 75-foot-long humanimal inside the soon-to-be-demolished refinery.

Boulder Officially Rejects Public Art Spelled in ALL CAPS

The city says "no" to an artwork that says, loudly, "YES!"

That Plan to Turn a Steep Street Into a Giant Water Slide Was a Huge Success

Nearly 100,000 people signed up—360 got to ride.

The Hunt for London's (Really) Little People

An artist making humorous miniature scenes is transforming the city into Lilliput.

A Steep Street in England, Reimagined as a Giant Water Slide

Navigate the city in a new way.

Elevator Music You Actually Want To Listen To

A Philadelphia art installation is rethinking that insipid old Muzak.

How to Make Crosswalks Artistically Delightful

Paint them with fish, skeletons, and optical illusions, as is the M.O. of urban trickster Roadsworth.

Meet New York City's Unofficial Curator of Lost Stuff

Yoonjin Lee makes abandoned gloves and lip balm look like they're crying out for help.

In Freezing Winnipeg, Climbable Koosh Balls Keep You Warm

They're made of colorful pool noodles.

Finally, Vancouver Gets a Lebowski-Themed 'Dude Chilling Park'

Although technically, it should be the "Dude Abiding Park."

Utility Boxes as Canvases For Public Art

A sidewalk transformation from New Zealand.

A Paris Metro Car, Gift-Wrapped

Alas, city transport bosses do not seem to have enjoyed this stunt as much as their riders.

A Mistletoe Drone Just Flew Over San Francisco

Much kissing ensued.

The Case for Trash Cans as Art

When there's no other arts funding in sight, there's always the municipal waste budget.

Minneapolis Real Estate Agents Are Highly Amused by the Defacing of their Ads

In a weird Multiplicity-esque project, an artist is changing realtors' bus-stop advertisements to feature his own face.

This Japanese Holiday Light Show Is a Wonder to Behold

The LED-dripping Mount Fuji is almost as spectacular as the real mountain.

How a Thousand Tiny Figurines Will Connect Strangers All Over the World

With an upcoming art installation, anyone can "adopt" a tiny figurine online and wait for it to be found in Singapore. 

This 6-Floor Building Is Now a Giant Rubik's Cube

A tricky puzzle just got much harder. 

Baltimore's Got Some Playful New 'Hopscotch Crosswalks'

And also ones that look like zippers.