FEATURED: COMMON SPACE/ESPACIO COMÚN, 2023, Philadelphia, PA
Amber Art and Design cultivates public spaces that advocate for equitable growth by facilitating dynamic interactions between artists, communities, institutions, and movements.
Our public projects, exhibitions, and educational activities engage thousands of people, from hundreds of communities, both across the United States and internationally. We operate with the belief that art can be a collaborative and inclusive platform for critical conversations by and for community voices.
What We Do
We engage and collaborate with people in public spaces to create public works of art that tell a story. Collaboration is at the core of our work as we create art that shares the stories, cultures and lived experiences of the multitudes of individuals we connect with.
We’re committed to creating inclusive and accessible public spaces that support the needs of a community. We have worked as consultants for the development of several large scale public art projects, architectural designs for public spaces, artist residencies, community programs and engagement processes.
Our designs are unique works of art, informed by extensive studies of art, culture and nature. We facilitate a community driven process for designing public works of art through development of creative and engaging public programs.
We believe the arts are a catalyst for thinking, expression and connection; providing an inclusive way to explore various themes and subjects for all types of learners. Our unique curriculum allows students to experiment with materials and techniques as they investigate the world around them using an inquiry based approach. We encourage collaboration and creative problem solving through art making and educational workshops for all ages.
As public artists we value the process of community engagement, with the belief that neighbor-informed community development comes from relationship building, story sharing, and investment of resources. Every neighborhood has artists, creatives, activists, families, and young people, who hold community history, knowledge, and expertise on the priorities, concerns, strengths, and challenges of the area.
Using a variety of techniques we have fabricated over 60 interior and exterior public works of art ranging in size and complexity. We work in partnership with our clients and the public to transform ideas into works of art that are educational and engaging.
Each of our members have over 15 years of experience initiating community engagement through the creation of public art. Our services have been rendered in partnership and collaboration with schools, community organizations, arts organizations, museums, universities, city entities and individuals in various U.S. cities and internationally.
We work with a wide range of clients including community organizations, museums, universities, public schools and recreation centers, city entities, and individuals. We seek to work with clients who share our values for collaboration, connection and community.
We are proud to be fiscally sponsored by Fractured Atlas!
With this platform, supporters of Amber Art and Design can make donations directly to our coalition. Consider making a one-time or monthly tax-deductible donation today! Your support allows us to host free programming and engagements throughout the year.