The Art City Project presents Way Out West
19 Artists, 11 Billboards, 4 Bus Shelters, 3 Bus Takeovers
July 7th - August 17th, 2014
The Art City Project proudly presents Way Out West, a celebration of the idea of California and its history as fertile ground for dreamers, pioneers, and counterculture. The exhibition reflects on the changing social landscape of the West Coast and explores the role of contemporary art in public spaces.
Way Out West revisits the California experience by transforming outdoor advertising into new space for art to live and breathe. The month-long installation — which spans billboards, transit shelters, bus takeovers, and other alternative space throughout San Francisco’s transitional inner Mission neighborhood — features art from contemporary artists with roots in California.
What People Are Saying
New York Times
"In San Francisco, Artists Take Over Outdoor Advertising Spaces"
San Francisco Chronicle
"Art City Project turns billboards into easels in S.F."
The Bold Italic
"SF Gets Art Instead of Ads this Summer"
"The Art City Project's 'Way Out West'"
"Group Takes Over Billboards, Bus Stops for Art"
CBS Evening News/KPIX
"Artists Get Billboards For Public Show In SF Mission District"
"Art Takeover of Ads, Funded by Tech"
"'Way Out West' Brings Contemporary Art to San Francisco's Billboards"
San Francisco Examiner
"Art takes place of ads in Mission District"
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