Volunteer for "Garden In Transit"
Be a part of NYC taxi history!
Garden in Transit is a public art project that will be displayed
on New York City’s yellow taxicabs in the Fall of 2007. This
privately-funded project will celebrate the 100th anniversary of
New York's first traditional metered taxicab as part of TAXI '07,
an initiative led by the Taxi and Limousine Commission and the Design
Trust for Public Space.
As part of this groundbreaking motivational art, education, and
creative therapy project, over 23,000 children and adults from schools,
hospitals, and community programs across NYC have painted vibrant
flowers on adhesive weatherproof panels that, with YOUR help, will
be applied to the hoods, trunks and/or roofs of thousands of taxis
SIGN-UP NOW to volunteer anytime throughout the month of
September and help visually transform NYC, as the ubiquitous yellow
icon becomes a mobile artistic canvas or -- "Garden in Transit."
up as an individual or with a group
(Hours are flexible. Volunteers must be 18 years or older)
The Project is created and organized by Portraits of Hope, a non-profit
arts, education and creative therapy program emphasizing hands-on
civic engagement opportunities for the broader public. Portraits
of Hope works to brighten and enrich the lives of children and adults
through their participation in creative, high-profile, one-of-a-kind
projects encouraging self-esteem and accomplishment; hope and pride.
For more information, please call 212.216.9441 or visit www.portraitsofhope.org