25 Amazing Community Art Projects to Inspire Social Workers

A new article by Social Work Degree Guide shines light on 25 amazing and inspiring community art projects to show how public art enriches communities

POTTSTOWN, Pa., Nov. 5, 2014 — (PRNewswire) — Social Work Degree Guide announces the launch of a new web article about "The 25 Most Amazing Community Arts Projects" in the world. The list shines light on public art projects that improve local aesthetics and provide inspiration and enrichment to individuals and communities. The article demonstrates the direct, positive impacts of social work to benefit people through art. Social Work Degree Guide is a free online resource for current and prospective social workers to learn about education and professional development in the field.

"The 25 Most Amazing Community Arts Projects" provides a fascinating look into the creativity and imagination of the communal mind.

"The 25 inclusions were hand-selected for ingenuity, social engagement and appeal, and the creators include professional artists as well as amateurs and volunteers," said site editor Taryn Baer.

Participatory pieces, such as New York City's "To Do" and "In Complete," allow passersby to contribute to the art by writing thoughts or expressions on the artworks. Numerous community murals and neighborhood food gardens work to feed souls or nourish bodies, and the project, "Still Running: An Art Marathon for Boston," provides uplifting hope to a city devastated by tragedy.

In a study commissioned by The Wallace Foundation, public art projects were found to provide intrinsic and instrumental advantages for private individuals as well as entire communities. Personal benefits cited in the study included improved learning skills, test scores, self-efficacy and health. Communal benefits included greater economic growth, creation of social bonds and expressions of communal meaning. The Social Work Degree Guide article about 25 amazing community art projects is meant to provide a glimpse into the occupation and benefits of social working. The full article can be viewed here: http://www.socialworkdegreeguide.com/25-most-amazing-community-arts-projects.

Following is the complete list of "The 25 Most Amazing Community Arts Projects" as compiled by Social Work Degree Guide:

1. Key to the City, Paul Ramirez Jonas: New York, New York

2. In Complete, Illegal Art: New York, New York

3. To Do, Illegal Art: New York, New York

4. North Austin Community Garden: Austin, Texas

5. Career Path, Candy Chang: Turku, Finland

6. Heidelberg Project, The Heidelberg Foundation: Detroit, Michigan

7. Still Running, Luca De Gaetano and Taylor Mortell: An Art Marathon for Boston: Boston, Massachusetts

8. Before I Die, Candy Chang: New Orleans, Louisiana

9. Chicago Public Art Group, various "core artists": Chicago, Illinois

10. Beacon Food Forest, Harrison Design and Permaculture Now!: Seattle, Washington

11. CONS Project Los Angeles, Converse Inc.: Los Angeles, California

12. Berkley Community Garden, South End Lower Roxbury Open Space Land Trust: Boston, Massachusetts

13. Rise Up International: Bend, Oregon

14. Groundswell, various artists, educators, and activists: Brooklyn, New York

15. The Laundromat Project, Rise Wilson: New York, New York

16. Precita Eyes Muralists, Susan and Luis Cervantes: San Francisco, California

17. The Incredible Edible Park, City of Irvine: Irvine, California

18. Los Angeles Poverty Department, various artists: Skid Row, Los Angeles, California

19. The Mid-America Mural Project, Mid-America Arts Alliance: Midwestern United States

20. City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

21. Creativity Explored, Florence Ludins-Katz and Elias Katz: San Francisco, California

22. Urban ArtWorks, City of Seattle: Seattle, Washington

23. NAMES Project AIDS Memorial Quilt, Cleve Jones: Atlanta, Georgia

24. Edible Hut, Mira Burak and Kate Daughdrill: Calimera Park, Detroit, Michigan

25. Pictures of Garbage, Vik Muniz: Jardim Gramacho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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