Renowned Action Architect Elizabeth Streb Joins Art Set Free, Encourages Participation in Global Art Showcase

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Celebrating Arts Brookfield’s 25th Anniversary, “Art Set Free” Collectsover 10,000 Artworks from Artists in over 50 Countries

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What's beautiful about Arts Brookfield is that it's not altruism. It's a belief, a code of the industry that this is something that's important for the culture.

Action architect and revolutionary choreographer Elizabeth Streb has joined thousands of artists from around the world to celebrate public art in Art Set Free, an unprecedented global arts showcase that aims to create the world’s largest collection of public art over the next year. Acclaimed for presenting hundreds of exciting, world-class cultural experiences for free to hundreds of thousands of people each year worldwide, Arts Brookfield launched Art Set Free in October 2013 in celebration of its 25th Anniversary, aiming to create the world’s largest digital collection of public art. Since its launch, the Art Set Free showcase has collected over 10,000 pieces of art from artists in over 50 countries, including Australia, Brazil and India.

Streb recently filmed a message for Art Set Free encouraging artists around the world to “set their art free” with the hashtag #ArtSetFree on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter.

“What’s beautiful about Arts Brookfield is that it’s not altruism. It’s a belief, a code of the industry that this is something that’s important for the culture,” Streb said. “I have great confidence and great esteem for the idea of Art Set Free. And for people walking by to look up and think what’s going on and what can that mean for me tomorrow morning? To make every single person feel that they could get up the next day and do the impossible thing for themselves.”

“Elizabeth Streb is one of the greatest artistic talents of this generation, and we are delighted to have her participate in Art Set Free,” said Debra Simon, Vice President and Artistic Director of Arts Brookfield. “For 25 years, Arts Brookfield has ‘set art free’ for the public with free cultural experiences at Brookfield’s premier properties throughout the world. Through Art Set Free, we wanted to engage the global art community and encourage artists in all genres to make the world their stage. With over 10,000 pieces over submitted to date, I believe we are making great strides toward achieving this goal.”

Other established artists who assisted in launching the global Art Set Free showcase include Executive Artistic Director of New York Live Arts and Tony Award winner Bill T. Jones; Broadway Legend and Tony Award Winner Brian Stokes Mitchell; and the acclaimed vocal ensemble The Tenors.

Art Set Free offers the opportunity for artists of any level anywhere to have their work presented to an international audience on and at Brookfield’s premier commercial properties in New York, Los Angeles, Denver, Houston, Toronto, and Perth. To date, over 1,400 artists have submitted their sound, visual and performance art on social media with the hashtag #ArtSetFree. The Art Set Free microsite, is updated in real time and features work from artists in more than 55 countries and 380 cities worldwide.

Every six weeks, Arts Brookfield features 10 artists in a series of Best of Art Set Free onsite video installations. Arts Brookfield is excited to launch The Best of Art Set Free Edition 4 this week, featuring 10 outstanding artists from Barcelona, Perth, Los Angeles, Houston, Mexico City, Istanbul, Richmond and New York City. Best of Art Set Free digital art installations are now on view at Brookfield locations in Los Angeles, Toronto, Houston and New York.

To participate in Art Set Free, artists should capture their work in a photo, video or audio recording; and then share it on Facebook, Twitter and/or Instagram with the hashtag #artsetfree. Entries are welcome from any genre, including dance/movement, music/sound, painting, sculpture, photography and street art. Arts Brookfield reviews submissions on a rolling basis and curates the best pieces for display at select Brookfield buildings around the world and on, potentially reaching an audience of millions.

Images, videos and sound recordings of artwork for Art Set Free may be submitted by individuals or organizations. Submissions should be creative, innovative and inspiring, and all entries must follow the Art Set Free Terms and Conditions available at To learn more about Arts Brookfield and Art Set Free, visit

About Arts Brookfield
Arts Brookfield presents exciting, world-class cultural experiences to hundreds of thousands of people for free each year in both indoor and outdoor public spaces at Brookfield’s premier office properties in New York, Los Angeles, Denver, Houston, Toronto, Perth and Sydney. From concerts, theater and dance to film screenings and art exhibitions, Arts Brookfield brings public spaces to life through art.

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