You probably didn’t notice unless you rode a bus to the beach this summer, but for a while there was a bit more art in the streets than usual. Sponsored by the Outdoor Advertising Association of America and with monetary support from various related advertising companies, the Art Everywhere US project featured reproductions of American art from the collections of LACMA, the Whitney and other participating museums.
The outdoor exhibit was nationwide, with billboards and subway posters in some locations. But in the local area it seemed to consist only of signage at OCTA bus stops, surreally inserted into the suburban landscape. Below are some selections photographed by the OC Art Blog toward the end of August. Did it make much of a difference to the larger landscape? Probably not. But for a moment it felt like there could be art just about everywhere.