Flower power coming to Gotham

You have seen them in America’s cities – artistically painted replicas of cows, horses, and most recently cowboy boots in Houston and apples in New York.

Another art project is coming soon to Gotham, this time on wheels.

The City of New York is working on a 16-week mobile public art project called, Garden in Transit, “celebrating the 100th anniversary of New York’s first motorized taxi.”

Flower Power Yellow Cab IconStarting this fall, children will paint flowers onto adhesive weatherproof panels that will be applied to the hoods, trunks and/or roofs of thousands of New York City taxis. The taxis will be in bloom from September through December 2007.

The idea was proposed by Portraits of Hope, an art therapy charitable program for children and adults.

Learn more about Portraits of Hope at portraitsofhorpe.org.

Find fun volunteer opportunities and sponsorship information for NYC’s Garden in Transit program at gardenintransit.org

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