This past Wednesday we offered a special version of our DRAW NYC program in partnership with The Drawing Center at Johnny Hartman Plaza, a new pedestrian plaza in Hamilton Heights/West Harlem. Our host was The Brotherhood/Sister Sol (Bro/Sis), and dozens of Bro/Sis youth came out to participate, joining local families and passersby. Teaching Artist Ada Pilar Cruz guided people in portrait-drawing activities inspired by The Drawing Center’s 2018-19 exhibit, For Opacity, featuring the work of artists Elijah Burgher, Toyin Ojih Odutola, and Nathaniel Mary Quinn, with large reproductions of these artists’ work serving as inspiration. Thanks to our partner The Drawing Center, our host, The Brotherhood/Sister Sol, and to the West Harlem Development Corporation for supporting our work in West Harlem this year. DRAW NYC is made possible citywide in part by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council and the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

This iteration of Draw Now! with The Drawing Center is made possible by The Robert Rauschenberg Foundation. The Drawing Center’s Education and Community Programs are made possible by the May and Samuel Rudin Family Foundation, Inc. Major support is provided by The Evelyn Toll Family Foundation. Additional support is provided, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, and the Milton and Sally Avery Arts Foundation.

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We're getting a "new" name... Street Lab.

The Uni Project is the work of Street Lab, a nonprofit launched in 2006 in Boston, where we created community-oriented programs for public space. In 2011, we migrated Street Lab to New York City and launched the Uni Project. The Uni began as a single, portable reading room and has since grown into a city-wide initiative offering more than 700 days of pop-up programming in 150+ public spaces across the city. In 2019, we are re-introducing our original name Street Lab to tie all this work together going forward, with much more to come.

For now, details about our programs are available here on the Uni Project web site. Soon, that content will move to Thanks for sticking with us!