Art in the Parks

Through collaborations with a diverse group of arts organizations and artists, Parks bringsto the public both experimental and traditional art in many park locations. Please browse ourlist of current exhibits below, explore our archives of past exhibits or readmore about the Art in the Parks Program.

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Image Credit: Photo by Jorge Marrón, courtesy of The Rockaway Hotel

Shantell Martin, Big Yard Mural

October 11, 2020 to October 10, 2021
Seaside Playground, Queens

Please note: This is a past exhibit that is no longer installed in the park.


The artist is best known for her dynamic, category-defying, larger-than-life drawings. Her work explores identity as a critical pathway to self-expression and often asks, who are you? Martin uses her signature lines, iconic shapes, and primarily monochromatic black and white imagery to reflect the vibrancy of Rockaway’s community and urban beach landscape. The transformed 16,000 square foot outdoor recreational space is now a 360-degree activation where text and images appear out of her fluid and interconnected lines.

This project was made possible by Friends of Seaside Playground (FOSP), in collaboration with 7G Group, and The Rockway Hotel.

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