Creativity in Action for Adolescents
CityWorks is a program in which businesses, institutions, and government agencies commission Coyote to make site-specific art. Young Coyote artists are selected because of the talents and enthusiasm they have shown in either Studio Coyote or Hit the Streets. Current Coyote participants work with returning Coyote alumni to form the corps of CityWorks artists.
Over two hundred CityWorks artists have create site-specific public art since 1991. These young artists return year after year to work with a professional artist to produce site -specific art in one fast weekend. They work with total focus, under a tight deadline, and to a client’s specifications---like professional artists.
The impact of having their artwork installed in prominent public venues is considerable, both for the young artists’ own sense of accomplishment and for the commissioning organization that supports and values their youthful talents.
CityWorks is an ideal opportunity for Coyote alumni now in high school to continue developing their artistic talents and identity as artists. The commissions bring their professional aspirations closer to what’s possible.
Sixty feet of painted murals featuring children in celebration lined the walls of the conference lobby.