HAPPINESS, COLLABORATION AND TRANSFORMATION: KEEPING ART AT THE CENTER OF OUR COMMUNITIES.

Public art is something we strive to incorporate into many of our communities. We believe it is part of the fabric of a community – an identifier of that community in a particular neighborhood or city. From Phoenix to Charlotte to Dallas – we have sourced local artists to transform otherwise blank walls, parking decks or garages into vibrant, colorful creations that draw people in and make them want to be a part of our community. Our artists have created truly transformative pieces that become not only identifiers, but landmarks within the city that our residents become proud of. Art is passion, understanding and transformative, but most of all, art is an invitation to be a part of something bigger than yourself.

ALLY CHARLOTTE CENTER: STANDARDVISION

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: MARC FORNES 

Art: Sculpture
Artist: Marc Fornes

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 curvlinear 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.

NOVEL NODA: VARIOUS ARTISTS

Art: Parking Deck Mural
Artists: Goodyear Arts and Various Local Artists

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 STONEWALL STATION: OSIRIS RAIN

Art: Mural
Artists: 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.

CRESCENT HIGHLAND: TATO CARAVEO & GRAHAM CAREW

Art: Exterior and Internal Murals 
Artists: Tato Caraveo and Graham Carew Collaboration 

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.

ALLY CHARLOTTE CENTER: GOODYEAR ARTS & JOHN HAIRSTON JR.

Art: Original Goodyear building mural - Various Art Exhibits
Artist: John Hairston Jr. and Goodyear Arts

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: MARK AEILING & MERGECULTURE

Art: Sculptures and Mural 
Artists: Mark Aeling and Mergeculture / Ilsol Space 

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 WESTSHORE: MARK AEILING

Art: Sculpture 
Artists: Mark Aeling

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: OSIRIS RAIN

Art: Mural
Artists: 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 BISHOP ARTS: VARIOUS ARTISTS

Art: Murals
Artists: Haylee Ryan, Jules Muck, Steve Hunter, Kenneth Crain, Lesli Marshall

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.