© Vicki DaSilva, Jasmine/Never Sorry (for Ai Weiwei)
Tonight more than a dozen of the most iconic digital signs in Times Square will be made into an immense display of art, while a street party erupts below to mark the occasion. The scale of this exhibition is extraordinary, with signs that reach as high as 23 stories. The works will be on display for several weeks to the half-million people who cross through Times Square daily.
In collaboration with the Times Square Alliance and the non-profit group Chashama, Artists Wanted has produced Art Takes Times Square, a worldwide call for entries searching for inspired works by artists, designers, photographers and all creative talents from across the globe to curate one creative vision and an opportunity of a lifetime - as chosen artists receive a radiant presentation on Times Square’s digital billboards before millions of observers this summer.
"It’s been a fantasy of ours, and of many artists, to turn Times Square into an awe-inspiring art experience," said William Etundi Jr., Founder and Director of Artists Wanted. "It’s an honor to work with the Times Square Alliance and Chashama to turn that fantasy into reality."
Join host QuestLove, of the Roots, and the thousands of expected art enthusiasts tonight on 43rd Street from 7pm to 11pm to kick off this huge and historic exhibition.