One World Observatory to spotlight sustainability with new art project

Lance Johnson
Photo courtesy of One World Observatory/Lance Johnson

One World Observatory is partnering with Art on the Ave NYC to present an art project to the observatory from April 15 to 16.

“The Observatory offers unique views of New York City, unlike any other in the area, and in April, as environmental stewardship is top of mind, we are proud to partner with Art on the Ave NYC to provide an interactive look at sustainable art and the process of its development,” Delfin Ortiz, General Manager at One World Observatory, said.

Art on the Ave is a community-based project that focuses on supporting local artists. Through this partnership, the Observatory welcomes artist Lance Johnson who will create art in real-time on the site, using reclaimed and recycled materials.

“I use recycled and upcycled materials because I believe in showing the resilience of items,” said Johnson. “Given its location, the Observatory represents resilience on a large scale, and I am proud to bring my art to such a special place in the city. I look forward to interacting with guests to explain my process and share my work.”

Johnson’s work will be on display in the Observatory throughout the month of April, including a piano that he painted as part of a collaboration with Sing for Hope. The piano will be located on floor 100 from April 15-24 and the public is encouraged to play in an impromptu fashion while visiting the Observatory.

The event will be from April 15 to 16, from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. Tickets to the Observatory start at $38 and can be purchased here.