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CITYarts, Inc.

Cause Area

  • Arts & Culture
  • Children & Youth
  • Community
  • Education & Literacy


525 BroadwaySuite 700New York, NY 10012 United States

Organization Information

Mission Statement

MISSION CITYarts empowers children and youth by bringing them together with professional artists to create public art that addresses civic and social issues, impacts their lives, and transforms their communities. Since its founding in 1968, CITYarts has engaged nearly 100,000 New Yorkers of all ages and backgrounds with over 500 professional artists in the process of designing and creating more than 260 murals, mosaics and sculptures. Special emphasis is given to neighborhoods where access to and participation in the arts is limited. CITYarts projects frequently foster community revitalization by galvanizing businesses, schools, and community organizations into developing youth programs and constructing playgrounds, green gardens and pocket parks.


PRODUCING Permanent artworks that address important civic, educational and social issues while beautifying the urban environment of New York City's five boroughs EDUCATING Through the creative process where youth plan, express and execute CHANNELING Kids energies away from trouble into a creative and constructive path BRIDGING Cultural differences within diverse communities and fostering cultural understanding internationally TRANSFORMING Neighborhoods into vital meeting spaces and changing lives in the process


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