Here’s what its founders say:
art around is based in DC because that’s where the site’s founders are located. We decided to map our community to show you what you could do with yours. If you want to make the public art in your community accessible to everyone, get in touch with us. We’d love to help you get started.
The site encourages people to upload their own images of public art. Just about anything can be “mapped” if it is related to art and in DC — in this case. You check the criteria to the left for what you are looking and the map points change to meet those parameters. This is also like a Wikepedia for art. Once an image is uploaded, anyone can edit and change it. This is especially helpful if the work or the artist is unkown, like this Poppies mural — one of the first ones I clicked. Coincidentally, I feel I know it intimately well, just not the artist or the name, but it’s right across the street from my son’s doctor. This is the parking lot in which I would haul myself to once or twice a week from VA, trying to get into DC right at rush hour, wait an hour and then go back in rush hour. Ahhh, those were the days. The artist’s name, I believe is painted on the bottom of the mural. I’ve admired this piece for quite some time. It is so much more lovely in person.
This is a quick post today, but I encourage you to test drive this site. I like Art Around Us because it expresses Art Is Everywhere.
Before signing off, I just wanted to post this cool mural that I found a while back on Mural Locator. The title and artist are unkown but it can be found at this location: Golden Gate Ave & Jones St, San Francisco, California.