This summer, Art Everywhere will be giving people across the US a break from billboards, replacing the usual commercials with beautiful works of fine art. Five of America's biggest art museums (Whitney Museum of American Art in NYC, the National Gallery in Washington DC, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Art Institute of Chicago, and the Dallas Museum of Art) have been working with the art campaign to select 100 artworks, which are then going to be narrowed down to a final 50 by the general public.
If you're from the UK, you may remember Art Everywhere took over 22,000 poster sites last year, showcasing great works from British art history such as "The Lady of Shallot" by John William Waterhouse to "Head VI" by Francis Bacon. Although the campaign only ran for around two weeks, it's been estimated that around 90% of the UK's adult population encountered one of the artworks. "It's a joyful project with no agenda other than to flood our streets with art and celebrate the creative talents and legacy of the UK," said Richard Reed, the organiser of the initiative.
The campaign will be running for all of August in the US, with locations including Times Square, Route 66 and Sunset Boulevard. To cast your vote and narrow the selection down to the final 50, head over to Art Everywhere.