Dreams come true when you refuse to give up

Almost a decade ago and across the country, I started a journey that in a lot of ways is really just beginning today. Today, the mapping platform I self-funded and the WordPress website I built to function in tandem with it are both finally ready for public consumption. It’s already been a long road and there’s so much more I want to do, but today I can celebrate because the digital...

Pubic Space is Public Canvas in San Francisco: An Analysis of 534 Artworks

The following text comes from the recent ArtAround publication, Analysis: San Francisco, a 25-page report based on manually compiled and indexed data on 534 artworks documented across the 7×7 square miles of the city, in a documentary endeavor I conducted (and previously wrote about here) between June 2013 and May 2015. The report offers charts and data on the Where, Who, What, How, and When...

Mapping art in Atlanta and beyond: An interview with Art Rudick

A retired engineer who splits his time between Atlanta, Georgia and Ormond Beach, Florida, Art Rudick started in 2017 and started building an online field guide for finding murals and street art around Atlanta. We’ve been online friends since then, and Art was kind enough, both to be ArtAround’s first official art-mapper / Ambassador and to answer a few of my...

About the Author



Lindsey Mancini is an arts accessibility activist and digital strategist studying the essential connectedness—or disconnectedness—between art and community.

She currently works in communications at the Yale School of Art, and teaches as an adjunct professor of contemporary art at Eastern Connecticut State University. In 2017 she earned an MS with distinction in the history of art & design from Pratt Institute, where she wrote her 80-page thesis on street art theory. Lindsey is currently pursuing a PhD in Visual Arts, Philosophy, Aesthetics, and Art Theory from the Institute for Doctoral Studies in the Visual Arts.