The PUBLIC ART SQUAD PROJECT’S mission and goal is to foster cultural, social and political awareness and change through artistic expression, development and creativity by presenting art related programs and events. Public Art Squad Project also serves as an artist’s advocate for New York City’s West Chelsea artists’ community and the Arts, helping artists develop and grow as an independent artists.

The Public Art Squad Project was founded by West Chelsea artist Scotto Mycklebust, and develops, organizes, manages and produces several annual West Chelsea public art events. They include the High Line Open Studios artists open studios event, which is presented twice a year in March and October. The October open studios is a 3-day weekend event which is free and open to the public as a self –guide tour of West Chelsea Artist’s opens studios.

The March open studios is a 2-day event held on a Saturday and Sunday during the Armory Show, as part of the Armory Show Arts Week Chelsea day program, The Armory Show is the largest contemporary art show in the world, held every March in NYC. For more information about visit the web site www.highlineopenstudios.org

In addition to the High Line Open Studios, the PASP also produces the West Chelsea Artists Open Studios, which was founded in 2011 by Scotto Mycklebust, and is presented annually to kickoff New York City’s summer art season in West Chelsea. The event is held the second weekend in June, and is the 2-day weekend event.
For more information about visit the web site www.westchelseaartists.com

The High Line Open Studios and West Chelsea Artists Open Studios events provides an opportunity for local emerging and established artists to open their studios to the public to help build awareness of their works, and to show and sell work to art enthusiast, the public and collectors. The free self-guided tours provides the rare opportunity for the public to access a multitude of artists, styles, and mediums, see first hand the creative spaces generally only open by appointment and purchase artwork.

In 2011 PASP supported the development and launch of Revolt Magazine, a print tabloid and online art commentary publication with international distribution. 2012 included a trip to Berlin for Revolt Magazine and participation the 7th Berlin Biennale Occupy Museum Movement. Revolt Magazine was published from 2011 to 2016.

2016 brought the development of a new startup publication, ART511 Magazine. An new art commentary publication published online at www.ART511MAG.com. In 2017, ART511 Magazine invited artists, art lovers, enthusiasts, dealers, collectors, press and the general public to join the community-wide launch party of ART511Mag.com during the West Chelsea Gallery District Fall Art Season on Tuesday, September 19, 2017. The launch party was a huge success with over 450 guests attended to celebrate to public launch of the magazine.

This Spring, ART511 Magazine and Alexandra Arts teamed up to produce a limited edition 74-page, full-color print commission celebrating International Women’s Day and the centenary for UK women's suffrage (funded by ARTS COUNCIL ENGLAND) for the 2018 Pankhurst in the Park season.

This coming July, ART511 Magazine is presenting EMINENT DOMAIN: a 3-day Flash Art Exhibition in the former Robert Miller space in West Chelsea. The exhibition is a curated selection of radical feminist art by female artists, eco-femmes, ghetto brujas, elders, queer/trans artists and other magical gender nomads reclaiming their rightful space in the Art World. The flash exhibition will occur July 12-14, 2018. 

In September, Public Art Squad Project, will present an extraordinary exhibition and art party at the former Robert Miller gallery space in the West Chelsea Gallery district in September 2018. The art show is the brainchild by two New York based Scandinavian Scotto Mycklebust and Sophie Staerk. The exhibition is the New York premier presentation of the artist’s works, which will travel to Scandinavian counties, including Denmark, Norway, Sweden, and Finland as part of a cultural exchange-touring exhibition from 2019 to 2020.

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