PUBLIC ART

Happiness, Collaboration and Transformation: Keeping art at the center of our communities

We believe art is part of the fabric of a community.

We believe public art is part of the fabric of a community. It’s also a reminder of something bigger than ourselves, elevating everyone’s everyday experience. So, from Phoenix to Charlotte to Dallas, we’ve sourced local artists to transform otherwise blank walls, parking decks or garages into vibrant, colorful transformative creations that become landmarks within the city.

NOVEL STONEWALL STATION

Marc Fornes, Artist: "Wanderwall" Large scale sculpture, Garage Deck

Marc Fornes is a registered and practicing architect specializing in computational design and digital fabrication, and the inventor of ‘Structural Stripes,’ a building system by which thousands of custom-designed parts form complex, self-supporting curvilinear surfaces. Fornes leads MARC FORNES / THEVERYMANY, the NYC-based studio recognized for creating temporary and permanent ‘Crawling Assemblies’ — situated between art and architecture, that unify surface, structure and spatial experience into a single system.

ALLY CHARLOTTE CENTER

Geode: Data Driven Art in Ally Charlotte Center

StandardVision collaborated with Crescent Communities to source meaningful data from the topographical layout of the city and the landscape of Charlotte’s community to animate and activate the lobby of Ally Charlotte Center. The artwork is named Geode to honor the design and development, research, context, and history of the site. The land Ally Charlotte Center stands on today was once a quarry for the City Rock Crushing Company in the early 1900s. As the building’s envelope is wrapped in a hard-precast concrete “shell,” the lobby becomes the symbolic “geode,” presenting itself as the perfect opportunity to show off the jewel within. The primary features of Geode are 32 high-resolution LED columns–16 on each side. These custom panels utilize modules in a unique configuration that allows for distinct two-way viewing of the artwork that immerses the space with ambient light. The alternating orientations create a subtle, mesmerizing experience for the viewer, providing a captivating digital art experience.

NOVEL Stonewall Station

Osiris Rain, Artist: Various large scale murals

OSIRIS RAIN is an international award winning post contemporary representational painter who received his formal studies for painting in Florence, Italy, at the Angel Academy of Art, and in Norway, under Odd Nerdrum.

NOVEL Midtown Phoenix

Artists: Articulation Arts

NOVEL Midtown Phoenix is a beautiful mid-century modern community surrounded by art and embraced by all. 

NOVEL Noda

Various Artists: Murals, Interior Art

Goodyear Arts evolved from the pilot program Skyline Artists in Residence, which took place from July 2015 - January 2016 in a defunct Goodyear auto shop owned and temporarily donated by Crescent Communities. It then moved into a temporary space donated by Daniel Levine on College Street from July 2016 - August 2017. Goodyear Arts is now located at Camp North End in a building donated by ATCO for a three-year period.

NOVEL NoDa is proud to showcase custom artwork by numerous local artists throughout our community including Kyle Mosher, Matt & Matt, Docklands, Jen Hill, Micah Cash and others.

NOVEL Edgehill

Artists: Articulation Arts including Drew Merritt and Rabi

RABI (born David Emanuel Mordechai Torres in 1984) is an American visual artist of Puerto Rican and Polish descent from Los Angeles, California. He is known for being part of the artist collective, CYRCLE.

Drew Merritt grew up on a farm & cattle ranch in New Mexico where whenever he wasn’t working, he was painting. With no artistic training Merritt found himself experimenting with graffiti, street art, and portraiture until he found his own niche. It wasn’t until he moved to Los Angeles that he realized he could “make it” painting both murals and oil paintings in his similar romanticized, renaissance inspired style. Merritt is interested in showcasing flaws, whether it be physical, emotional, or environmental in his paintings, and unbeknownst to many, his realistic portraitures tap into his own exploration of empathy and personal relationships.

NOVEL LoSo

Artist: Drew Meritt, Large Scale Parking Garage Mural

Merritt aspires to guide his audience through a world of emotions by evoking empathy. His works’ themes convey a clear visual biography: audiences are able to imagine the stories behind them, and therefore can come to comprehend the way as they are created.

His ever-changing body of work encompasses a variety of mediums and textures. Consider below the impressively wide spectrum of tags associate with Drew : Contemporary ; Modern ; Impressionistic ; Abstract ; Street and Graffiti ; Commissioned ; Up and Coming ; Independent ; Unrepresented ; Large Scale ; Muralist ; Iron and Metal Artist ; Sculptural ; Multi-media ; Mixed ; Children Book artist ; Self-represented. As the artist develops his career, the list seems to could continue infinitely.

Crescent Communities: Highland

Artist: Tato Caraveo and Graham Carew, Murals

Tato Caraveo is one of the most universally well liked artists in the downtown Phoenix area. Tato style is very identifiable and loved by the great Phoenix community. Graham Carew is an Irish painter and mixed media artist. He works in acrylics and water colour but also uses permanent markers, household paint, and aerosols to cover his surfaces with imagery and text, which run from rant to mythology to poetry to personal stories. He has shown his work and performed Irish poetry at home, in the UK, in the US, and in the Middle East.

Charlotte Ally Center

Artists: Goodyear Arts Collective

John Hairston Jr. has been an artist for as long as he can remember. A North Carolina native, he created art before he could read or write. Hairston graduated from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Illustration and began his career as a professional artist illustrating storyboards for a string of independent films and several television ads. He has done commissioned pieces for numerous art collectors and various non-profit organizations. Hairston's work is currently on display in various art galleries all over the United States and Beyond. 

Goodyear Arts evolved from the pilot program Skyline Artists in Residence, which took place from July 2015 - January 2016 in a defunct Goodyear auto shop owned and temporarily donated by Crescent Communities. It then moved into a temporary space donated by Daniel Levine on College Street from July 2016 - August 2017. Goodyear Arts is now located at Camp North End in a building donated by ATCO for a three-year period.

NOVEL Riverwalk

Artists: Mark Aeiling & Mergeculture, Sculpture and Murals

Tampa-based artist Mark Aeling has completed many public and private commissions, from small, interior art works to monumental exterior installations. His extensive experience includes all complex phases involved in the creation of indoor and outdoor public art from concept and design through budgeting, fabrication and installation.

Mergeculture (formerly Illsol Space) is an artist-run (Michelle Sawyer and Tony Krol of Illsol) contemporary gallery in Tampa Heights featuring exhibitions of local, national, and international work.

Crescent Communities: Westshore

Artist: Mark Aeiling, Sculpture

Tampa-based artist Mark Aeling has completed many public and private commissions, from small, interior art works to monumental exterior installations. His extensive experience includes all complex phases involved in the creation of indoor and outdoor public art from concept and design through budgeting, fabrication and installation.

NOVEL Rio

Artist: Osiris Rain

Osiris Rain is an international award winning post contemporary representational painter who received his formal studies for painting in Florence, Italy, at the Angel Academy of Art, and in Norway, under Odd Nerdrum.

NOVEL Deep Ellum

Artists: Articulation Arts, Various Murals, Pool Art and Sculptures

Articulation Arts is a curation art group out of Dallas, TX with expertise in Mural, Sculpture and interactive art across the United States. 

NOVEL Bishop Arts

Artists: Articulation Arts, Murals, Sculptures

Novel Bishop Arts will showcase custom artwork throughout the community by numerous local artists who took part in the program, including Haylee Ryan's piece " Passing Through", Jules Muck's piece "The Getaway", Steve Hunter's 15 foot mural "Zorro on Zang" based off the movie The Mark of Zorro, Kenneth Crain's silhouette of Stevie Ray Vaughan strumming the guitar.