All Public Art is an innovative new way for tourists, local residents, and art enthusiasts around the world to connect with artwork in public spaces, and it launches in July 2016 in major metropolitan areas on an international scale. With the use of geolocation on iOS and Android devices, artists and art organizations are able to share images of and information about their art. The general public, after downloading the mobile application, may then find the exact location of the piece they are looking for, along with any details that may have been uploaded by the artist.
This application bridges the longstanding gap between street artists and the people who appreciate their work. “There are apps for finding restaurants, shopping, and just about anything else you can think of, but until now, digital platforms for this particular niche have been nearly non-existent,” explains Graham Goddard, founder of All Public Art. “Our mission is multi-modal. As artists ourselves, we want to support the art community from every angle.”
All Public Art will achieve that objective by giving street artists a revolutionary new way to be compensated for their work, by allowing art-focused organizations to sell relevant items, and by making it easier for people to experience the art that brings color and vibrancy to cities across the world.
Perhaps the most unique and exciting feature of All Public Art is its e-commerce capabilities. For the first time ever, street artists have a digital platform for earning money by selling items to their supporters and fans while simultaneously engaging and networking with them. Artists do not pay a listing fee for displaying their items for sale on All Public Art. Rather, they pay 2.1% of
their earnings upon completion of a sale. Not having to pay out of pocket for this indispensable advertising and sales opportunity is a significant advantage.
Community members will enjoy the social networking features of All Public Art, which provide a channel for expressing their opinions and sharing their perspectives with like-minded peers. Direct messaging between users creates the possibility for an even closer connection.
The creators of All Public Art are excited to announce that, after much anticipation, both the web-based and mobile components of this community are live and open for new registrants. “This project has been a labor of love, and we want our community’s members to experience that first-hand,” says Goddard. “We live and breathe art, too, and we are committed to making All Public Art
a home base for artists around the world, as well as their fans and supporting organizations.”
In celebration of the app’s launch, creator, Goddard, has curated a special exhibition entitled, “The Creative Spirit” that will run from July 9th – July 31st. Goddard happily invites all from the surrounding communities to join him in attending the exhibition’s opening night at The Whole 9 Gallery in Culver City, on Saturday, July 9th from 6 p.m. – 10 p.m. The event is free, but attendees are asked to show their support by downloading the free All Public Art app, available on the App Store and Google Play.
“The Creative Spirit” will feature various contemporary artists who have intuitively developed a distinctive style of creativity that has emerged from the nexus of experiences, culture and communities around them. This exhibition highlights the affinities between artists and their artworks, which have been informed by or normally exist in public spaces. The presentation attempts to expose the various ways in which the creative process is guided by the “spirit” of the streets, society, politics and art history.