We welcome corporations to procure public art created through our youth employment program, transforming lives while activating spaces. 

The program provides NYC teens and young adults with work experience and job skills as well as creative skills development.  Our apprentices are guided by professional teaching artists and executive staff from initial concept development through client presentation, to final brush stroke and public unveiling.

“I encourage everyone who’s not involved with Creative Art Works to get involved... it’s an organization that directly helps teenagers and young adults in our city, and creates and provides outstanding art for us all to enjoy.”

– Edward J. Guiltinan, Vice President, Development and Leasing, The Rockefeller Group, at the unveiling of Gardens of Steel

Noteworthy clients have included The Rockefeller Group, JP Morgan Investment Management, Morgan Stanley, AXA Equitable, NY Family Court, Columbia University, NY State Parks, and the Harlem Community Development Corporation; other supporters and longtime stakeholders include a myriad of prominent real estate companies such as Boston Properties, Structure Tone, Gensler, MKDA, Cushman & Wakefield, CBRE, RXR, Tishman Speyer, and Hudson Yards.  Art partners have included MoMA, The Studio Museum, El Museo del Barrio, Pop International Galleries and Art in Flux Harlem.  

If you are interested in similar opportunities, please email Brian Ricklin, Executive Director & CEO at brian@creativeartworks.org.

Gardens of Steel, 1271 Avenue of the Americas (2014)

Gardens of Steel, 1271 Avenue of the Americas (2014)

He Painted the Sun, 1285 Avenue of the Americas (2011)

He Painted the Sun, 1285 Avenue of the Americas (2011)

Want to see more?

A virtual tour of CAW murals and reproductions can be found on Culture Now's 'Museum Without Walls' site.