ArtAround is a budding social project to map and share art together.

This is where we blog about events, artists, and behind-the-scenes stuff.

Introducing Lindsey Davis, ArtAround’s New Executive Director

Today I am stepping down as executive director of ArtAround and handing over the reigns to Lindsey Davis.

Lindsey is an energetic, kindred spirit and the founder of wanderart.org, a database of art in the public space. She believes in the mission of connecting people to the art around them as much as anyone and I’m excited to see where she takes ArtAround next. (For more about Lindsey, WanderArt, read her blog post, here.)

Helping people map and find the art around them has been a wonderful, challenging and fulfilling project for me for the past (nearly) four years.

Like all hard things you do that you care deeply about, you don’t get them done alone, but with really smart, capable people, many of whom, for this particular project, worked on a shoe-string budget and often for no money at all. 

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(Me, second from the right, with Laura Kogler, Laura Kerry and Alexis Arnold)

Special thanks to all the people and organizations that have helped and supported ArtAround along the way including:

Laura Kogler

Alexis Arnold

Laura Kerry

Angela Kilduff

Blake Hall

Brian Singer

Star St. Germain

Laurenellen McCann (Original founder of ArtAround)

Josette Melchor

John Mertens

Max Ogden

Matt Blair

Jen Pahlka

Tim O’Reilly

Yancey Strickler
Baratunde
Thurston

Kate Patterson

The Gray Area Foundation for the Arts (GAFFTA)

Code for America
SF Arts Commission
DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities

Converse

Kickstarter

SOMArts

Betti Ono Gallery

~ Anna Bloom 

ArtAround on PBS NEWSHOUR!

"The app, by its very nature, empowers people to explore their local surroundings." 

Read Marc Sollinger’s piece about how the ArtAround app is promoting the discovery of public art in Washington, D.C. (and around the country). 

On the map: “Votes for Women” mural. Photo by anonymous, theartaround.us/arts/votes-for-women. #artaround #dc #artdc #women #publicart #mural #vote #politics #art #arts #photoaday (at Florida and 1st st NW, D.C.)
On the map: “Votes for Women” mural. Photo by anonymous, theartaround.us/arts/votes-for-women. #artaround #dc #artdc #women #publicart #mural #vote #politics #art #arts #photoaday (at Florida and 1st st NW, D.C.)

On the map: “Votes for Women” mural. Photo by anonymous, theartaround.us/arts/votes-for-women. #artaround #dc #artdc #women #publicart #mural #vote #politics #art #arts #photoaday (at Florida and 1st st NW, D.C.)

On the map: Rigo 23/Rigo 94, “Inner City Home.” Photo by @tigerbeat, theartaround.us/arts/inner-city-home. #artaround #art #sf #artsf #mural #roadsign #soma #photoaday #rigo23 #bayarea #publicart #streetart (at Innercity HOME mural of RIGO 94)
On the map: Rigo 23/Rigo 94, “Inner City Home.” Photo by @tigerbeat, theartaround.us/arts/inner-city-home. #artaround #art #sf #artsf #mural #roadsign #soma #photoaday #rigo23 #bayarea #publicart #streetart (at Innercity HOME mural of RIGO 94)

On the map: Rigo 23/Rigo 94, “Inner City Home.” Photo by @tigerbeat, theartaround.us/arts/inner-city-home. #artaround #art #sf #artsf #mural #roadsign #soma #photoaday #rigo23 #bayarea #publicart #streetart (at Innercity HOME mural of RIGO 94)

On the map: Sirron Norris (@sirronnorris), “Victorion.” Photo by Bhautik Joshi, theartaround.us/arts/Victorion  (at Balmy Alley)
On the map: Sirron Norris (@sirronnorris), “Victorion.” Photo by Bhautik Joshi, theartaround.us/arts/Victorion  (at Balmy Alley)

On the map: Sirron Norris (@sirronnorris), “Victorion.” Photo by Bhautik Joshi, theartaround.us/arts/Victorion (at Balmy Alley)

On the map: Decoy, “…Let’s Meet at the Corner.” Photo by anonymous, theartaround.us/arts/dot-dot-dot-lets-meet-at-the-corner #artaround #dc #decoy #mural #joke #publicart #photoaday #artdc #funny #washingtondc #art #arts  (at Park and 13th NW, D.C.)
On the map: Decoy, “…Let’s Meet at the Corner.” Photo by anonymous, theartaround.us/arts/dot-dot-dot-lets-meet-at-the-corner #artaround #dc #decoy #mural #joke #publicart #photoaday #artdc #funny #washingtondc #art #arts  (at Park and 13th NW, D.C.)

On the map: Decoy, “…Let’s Meet at the Corner.” Photo by anonymous, theartaround.us/arts/dot-dot-dot-lets-meet-at-the-corner #artaround #dc #decoy #mural #joke #publicart #photoaday #artdc #funny #washingtondc #art #arts (at Park and 13th NW, D.C.)

Get the ArtAround iPhone App!

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Hear ye, hear ye, ArtAround 3.0 has arrived. Visit the iPhone App Store or iTunes* to enjoy several new features, including mapping in any location, adding your name and website to photos, extended category lists, and a more user-friendly design.

As always, we’ll keep you posted on other happenings here and on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

Seek art, stay curious, and let the mapping continue (with a little more ease from now on)!


-The ArtAround Crew

 

 

*If you have been using the closed beta version of the app, you must re-download ArtAround through the App Store or iTunes.

On the map: Ugo Rondinone, “Moonrise East March.” Photo by Nicole Aptekar, theartaround.us/arts/moonrise-east-march #artaround #art #publicart #sculpture #sf #artsf #light #photoaday #map  (at 555 Mission Sculpture Garden)
On the map: Ugo Rondinone, “Moonrise East March.” Photo by Nicole Aptekar, theartaround.us/arts/moonrise-east-march #artaround #art #publicart #sculpture #sf #artsf #light #photoaday #map  (at 555 Mission Sculpture Garden)

On the map: Ugo Rondinone, “Moonrise East March.” Photo by Nicole Aptekar, theartaround.us/arts/moonrise-east-march #artaround #art #publicart #sculpture #sf #artsf #light #photoaday #map (at 555 Mission Sculpture Garden)

On the map: Byron Peck, “Southwest Gateway” mosaic. Photo by anonymous, theartaround.us/arts/southwest-gateway. #artaround #dc #art #mosaic #artdc #washingtondc #capital #tile #photoaday #map #publicart  (at Maine Ave & 12th St SW, D.C.)
On the map: Byron Peck, “Southwest Gateway” mosaic. Photo by anonymous, theartaround.us/arts/southwest-gateway. #artaround #dc #art #mosaic #artdc #washingtondc #capital #tile #photoaday #map #publicart  (at Maine Ave & 12th St SW, D.C.)

On the map: Byron Peck, “Southwest Gateway” mosaic. Photo by anonymous, theartaround.us/arts/southwest-gateway. #artaround #dc #art #mosaic #artdc #washingtondc #capital #tile #photoaday #map #publicart (at Maine Ave & 12th St SW, D.C.)