Open Artist Studio: Public Seating

  • May 20, 2024
  • 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Space: Daffodil Classroom


All across the boroughs, visitors can find public seating that is both functional and sculptural. Examples include Elizabeth Akamatsu‘s Stardust in Fort Tryon Park, The Mosaic Rolling Bench by CITYarts in Riverside Park, and benches painted by public school students at Cunningham Park, Queens. After discussing the function of public art, children will design and sculpt their own benches and chairs that are meant to be admired and used.

Image Credit: A bench painted by students of PS 41 Crocheron School is installed at Cunningham Park as part of the CEI Benchmarks program. Photo by Nick Karp.