Sunday, May 23, 2004

Street Art XI

Blame it on the cows, I suppose, but this summer brings two new street art installations riffing on similar themes. In New York City, the Big Apple Fest will bring hundreds of four-foot-high acrylic apple sculptures to Gotham. And in San Francisco, where I just arrived for a couple of days' stay, more than 100 five-foot hearts will be "left" throughout the city by the end of June as part of Hearts in San Francisco. Both civic art projects follow similar models. In New York, businesses can sponsor sculptures, which will later be auctioned. And in the Bay Area, the goal is to raise $1 million for the San Francisco General Hospital Foundation. Go for a walk and try to collect them all! (Kudos to Hearts in San Francisco for sharing a list of locations to make such urban exploration easier.)

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