Presenting visual and performance art in unexpected public spaces.

Art in Odd Places (AiOP) presents visual and performance art in unexpected public spaces. AiOP also produces an annual festival along 14th Street in Manhattan, NYC from Avenue C to the Hudson River each October.


Art in Odd Places aims to stretch the boundaries of communication in the public realm by presenting artworks in all disciplines outside the confines of traditional public space regulations. AiOP reminds us that public spaces function as the epicenter for diverse social interactions and the unfettered exchange of ideas.



Art in Odd Places (AiOP) began as an action by a group of artists led by Ed Woodham to encourage local participation in the Cultural Olympiad of the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta. In 2005, after moving back to New York City, he re imagined it as a response to the dwindling of public space and personal civil liberties – first in the Lower East Side and East Village, and since 2008, on 14th Street in Manhattan. AiOP has always been a grassroots project fueled by the goodwill and inventiveness of its participants.


Ed Woodham,
Founder & Director

Claire Demere,
Assistant Director & Curatorial Manager

Kendal Henry & Sara Reisman,

Caitlin Crews & Ikechukwu Onyewueny,
Curatorial Assistants

Meredith Degyansky,
Public Programs Manager

Sarah Brozna,
Program Manager

Juliana Driever,
Programs Coordinator

Laura Bandel,
Press and Marketing Director

Rober Wohner,
Social Media Strategist

Matthew Morowitz,
Blog Editor / Head Writer

David Turchin,
Community Engagement Manager

Elana Grossman,
Volunteer Coordinator

Carey Estes,
Designer / Developer

Jorge Garcia,
Program Guide Designer

Eileen Jeng,
Catalogue Editor

John Critelli,
Social Media Specialist

Allison Sylvia,

Art in Odd Places is a project of GOH Productions.

Bonnie Stein, Executive Director.