A group of residents of 245 West 107th Street, a fifteen story prewar co-op between Broadway and Amsterdam Avenue, have launched a new initiative to fill the windows of their currently vacant retail space – formerly home Bank Street Bookstore before it closed for good last year – with paintings, photographs, and other works that celebrate the neighborhood.
Inspired by Art on the Ave NYC, which turned vacant commercial spaces along Columbus Avenue into gallery destinations, the organizers of “Art on the Corner” plan to do the same – on their corner.
The upcoming display will be presented in the nine windows of the empty retail space, and the exhibit will run between June 5 and September 6. (The retail space has an address of 2780 Broadway).
They’re currently seeking submissions from local artists, in the hopes of both supporting their work and adding some color to the street. Each artist can submit up to three works, and they’re “looking for artists from varied backgrounds whose art tells a story, expressing the spirit and character of our community.”
A representative tells us that “submissions should reflect the area’s history, culture, diversity and its residents’ wide-ranging experience. Artists who offer their works for sale will retain 100 percent of any proceeds. The application deadline is May 2.”
For more information about the project and the submission process, please visit artonthecorner.net.