public art

Krista Jahnke

Vancouver Covers Its Sidewalks With Giant Pillows

A city block offered an unusual landscape and a soft place to rest.

Liverpool Biennial

Time-Travelling Police Box From 'Doctor Who' Crash-Lands in Liverpool

Among the many artworks in the Liverpool Biennial is this weird thing.

Studio Roosegaarde

Magical Inanimate Object of the Day: The Lotus Dome

Lotus Dome almost seems to have a life of its own.

If Grannies Did Graffiti, It Might Look Like This Yarn Tagging

A shadowy Madrid artist is methodically wrapping European cities in chaotic fabric webs.

AZC

Architects Dream Up an Urban Moon Bounce for Paris

A design for an inflatable bridge at the foot of the Eiffel Tower.

Kevin Dooley/Flickr

Philadelphia Adds Soundtracks to its Public Sculptures

Four musicians, four pieces of city art, four ultra-weird musical compositions.

Reuters

Life-Size Noses, Pink Cows and More at the Weird, Wonderful Frieze Art Fair

The bi-coastal show exhibits work from over 170 galleries.

Courtesy: Skylights: Dumbo

See What NYC's Night Sky Would Look Like Without Light Pollution...in NYC

This public art piece gives viewers a glimpse of the city's complete star map.

The Miniature People That Populate Cities

Global street artist Slinkachu captures the loneliness and humor of life with model train people.

A Video Installation Designed To Terrify Arachnophobes

A German art show channels 1950s horror flicks with gigantic, scurrying spiders.

Daria Makarenko

Is This Wall Talking To Me?

Russian artist Daria Makarenko slips hidden messages into the cracks of the city.

Holm Architecture

Sadly, Double Moons Will Not Rise Over Manhattan This Saturday

A Danish architecture firm's plan to hover twin lunar orbs in the sky didn't get enough funding.

Now Boarding the Chicago L: Creepy, Disembodied Animal Heads

Artists modified this train to include gruesome animal specimens, grass growing on the walls and a campsite lit by an electric sunset.

Florentijn Hofman

Plastic Bag Creation of the Day: The Slugs of Angers

Move over balloon animals. There's a new game in town.

Kingyobu

Turn Your Old Phone Booths Into Aquariums

A Japanese artist fills an old phone booth with water and goldfish, to the delight of passers-by.

Jonathan Burton

An Optical Illusion Commemorates Nelson Mandela

Is it thorny prison bars or the South African leader's profile? Depends on where you stand.

Moment Factory

Barcelona's Famed Cathedral Finally Gets the Color It Wanted

Special-effects wizards used Antoni Gaudì's sketches to psychedelically animate the La Sagrada Familia.

Be Open

A Box of Sound in Trafalgar Square

Be OPEN reminds us that public art doesn't have to be visual.

NYC Mayor's Office

Artist Builds Living Room Atop Towering NYC Statue

Tatzu Nishi’s “Discovering Columbus” is mounted six stories up in Columbus Circle.