About the Arrow


A blog on the intersection of art and public space, the Arrow is an exploration of how our understandings of public art, street art, and public space are evolving in the twenty-first century. Featuring original research and reporting, this blog charts the legal and social milestones determining who has the right to what forms of creative expression in the spaces we share, charting the new direction of increased access to the arts we’re witnessing the world over.

The line separating street art and public art—critical guerrilla work, and sanctioned, commissioned work—is being hacked away from both sides by artists and organizations all over the world. The Arrow exists to track the fading of that line, until public art and street art are treated the same way by the public and its government alike.

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About the Author



Lindsey Davis is a digital editor and emerging street art scholar investigating public art's potential as a transformative societal element. Since 2015 she has served as the digital content editor for the Peabody Award-winning nonprofit Art21. Her blog, the Arrow, is an editorial component of her documentary nonprofit project ArtAround, an original open-source web platform through which we can collectively archive the art in our shared spaces.