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Asphalt Art Initiative 2020-2021 Projects

Bloomberg Philanthropies is pleased to support Asphalt Art Initiative projects in 16 cities in 2020-2021

The Asphalt Art Initiative grant program is designed to fund visual art interventions on roadways, pedestrian spaces, and public infrastructure in small- and medium-sized U.S. cities (with populations of 30,000-500,000) with the goal of:

  • Improving street and pedestrian safety
  • Revitalizing and beautifying underutilized public space
  • Promoting collaboration and civic engagement in local communities

The Grantees

Calexico, CA

Mayor Bill Hodge

  • City of Calexico Planning Division
  • Calexico Arts Council
  • City of Calexico Public Works Department

Chattanooga, TN

Mayor Andy Berke

  • Chattanooga Department of Transportation
  • Glass House Collective

Cincinnati, OH

Mayor John Cranley

  • City of Cincinnati Department of Transportation & Engineering
  • Art on the Streets, Cincinnati Development Fund

Columbus, IN

Mayor Jim Lienhoop

  • City of Columbus – Bartholomew County Planning Department
  • Columbus Area Arts Council

Dubuque, IA

Mayor Roy Buol

  • City of Dubuque Office of Arts & Cultural Affairs
  • Green Dubuque

Durham, NC

Mayor Steve Schewel

  • Durham Transportation Department
  • Durham Parks Foundation
  • City of Durham Cultural & Public Art Program

Kansas City, MO

Mayor Quinton Lucas

  • Kansas City Public Works Department
  • Midtown KC Now
  • Midtown Design Development and Construction

Lancaster, PA

Mayor Danene Sorace

  • Lancaster Public Art
  • SoWe

Norfolk, VA

Mayor Kenneth Cooper Alexander

  • Norfolk Arts
  • Boys & Girls Clubs of Southeast Virginia

Pittsburgh, PA

Mayor Bill Peduto

  • City of Pittsburgh’s Department of Mobility and Infrastructure
  • Friendship Community Group

Reno, NV

Mayor Hillary Schieve

  • City of Reno Arts, Culture and Events
  • Downtown Reno Partnership
  • Reno Arts & Culture Commission

Richmond, VA

Mayor Levar Stoney

  • Public Art Program, Department of Planning and Development Review
  • Venture Richmond

Saginaw, MI

Mayor Floyd Kloc

  • City of Saginaw Department of Public Services
  • Downtown Saginaw Association
  • The Great Mural Project

Sioux Falls, SD

Mayor Paul TenHaken

  • City of Sioux Falls Planning & Development Services
  • Sioux Falls Area Community Foundation
  • Downtown Sioux Falls, Inc.

Trenton, NJ

Mayor Reed Gusciora

  • Trenton Department of Housing and Economic Development
  • Artworks Trenton Inc.

Troy, NY

Mayor Patrick Madden

  • The Arts Center of the Capital Region
  • Tap, Inc.

For inspiration and tips for the creation of art on roadways and public places, download the Bloomberg Associates Asphalt Art Guide which features successful plaza and roadway art activations around the world, as well as key steps and tips for developing such projects.

Asphalt Art Guide