Downtown Far Rockaway Artist Commissioning Program
RDRC/QCA Storefront Improvement Program; funded by NYC Small Business Services, Neighborhood 360 Grant, a community art commissioning project focused on placing temporary artwork designed by a local artist on the solid rolldown gates located in Downtown Far Rockaway. Our Queens Local Artists: Stanislava Ivanova, Brandi Jones, Brendan McInerney, and Shenna Vaughn.
RDRC’s Downtown Far Rockaway Artists Commissioning Storefront/Improvement Program; a democratized art commissioning project focused on placing temporary artwork designed by a local artist on solid rolldown gates located in Downtown Far Rockaway. The project funded by the New York City Department of Small Business Services (NYC SBS) is a partnership with RDRC & Queens Council on the Arts (QCA), designed for Downtown Far Rockaway businesses, property owners, and local artist…more.
Storefront Improvement Program essential to upgrading; enhancing, and creating a well-designed storefront attracting customers; highlighting local businesses; defining the community and promoting a thriving neighborhood, bringing more visibility and identity to the character of Downtown Far Rockaway.
Click here, to see completed Art Work by Shenna Vaughn, artists assigned to Queens Defenders, located at 1922 Mott Avenue, Far Rockaway, NY…by Shenna Vaughn…follow her on Instagram @shennavaughn
Community Panelist experienced cultural professionals committed to developing the arts and culture in their Queens community. Each QCA panelist knows Queens communities and expertise in an artistic discipline, arts administration, or community arts programming.
The artists chosen presented a fresh perspective by creating work that speaks to the cultural diversity of Downtown Far Rockaway Queens by bringing a more vibrant and welcoming feel to our Rockaway community. As the Rockaway community undergoes revitalization and challenges due to COVID-19, the community continues to grow. The need to further enhance the communities’ economic growth through neighborhood promotions and financial resources for public improvements.
To learn more about our partner Queens Council on the Arts (QCA), click here.
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