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Asphalt Art Guide

Offering inspiration and tips for the creation of art on roadways and public spaces.

“When developing a design for a street mural, consider yourself as the user. What is the user experience for someone biking, walking, driving through the project? Is the design legible? Is it effective?” 

Kristen Ramirez, Art & Enhancements Project Manager for the Seattle Department of Transportation

The Bloomberg Associates Asphalt Art Guide features successful plaza and roadway art activations around the world, as well as key steps and tips for developing such projects.

By sharing lessons learned from Asheville to Athens, Bogota to Boston, we hope to help city agencies, community organizations and artists be most efficient in championing projects that deliver safer, more beautiful streetscapes.

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Asphalt Art Guide

Additional Resources

For contacts for each case study, click here.

For a list of common metrics used by asphalt art project teams, click here.

Asheville Coxe Avenue
Rhythm & Hues Mural in Philadelphia, PA, by Brad Carney. Photo by Steve Weinik.

The Asphalt Art Guide was produced by the Transportation and Cultural Assets Management teams at Bloomberg Associates, in collaboration with urban planning and architecture firm Street Plans Collaborative and public art consultant Renee Piechocki.