Art in public spaces enriches our lives in various ways, in many places. It can send important messages to the community, make people more aware the environment, and let them see it in a different way. Here is an homage to the artists who create for all to see, and to the photographers who captured it.
German street artist 'Sokar uno' paints a mural which is part of the Urban Nation art project, on a residential building in Berlin Oct. 13.
The sculpture "Manifiesta" made by students of the school nr 4 "Republic of Lebanon" is displayed as part of the Outdoor Exhibition, in Plaza San Martin in Buenos Aires, on Nov. 6. Groups of students from technical and art high schools called "Earth Keepers" worked in sculptures made entirely with plastic wastes. They were guided by artist Edgardo Rodriguez in order to reflect on the impact of the waste generated and to try to convey the message of caring for the planet.
A man walks past a mural with script that reads, "A Wish for Peace" in Medford, Mass., Sept. 25.
A visitor passes "With Wind," an installation by Chinese artist Ai WeiWei that is part of @Large: Ai WeiWei on Alcatraz on Sept. 27 in San Francisco. The piece, located in the former Federal prison, features kites meant to convey the contrast between freedom and restriction.
A raven flies over the art installation titled "Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red" at the Tower of London Sept. 19. The evolving art installation will be completed on Nov. 11 to mark the 100th year of the first full day of British involvement in WW1. The work will be comprised of 888,246 ceramic poppies created by ceramic artist Paul Cummins, with setting by stage designer Tom Piper.
eople pass by an art installation titled, "Iron, 11 pieces," by Mexican artist Damian Ortega at ArtRio International Art Fair, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
A calm and tranquil North Sea laps against the art installation, "The Couple" by artist Sean Henery just off the coast at Newbiggin-by-the-Sea, in north east England.
A protestor jumps from a ledge in front of a mural at Place de la Nation in Ouagadougou, capital of Burkina Faso, Oct. 28. Tens of thousands of people marched through the capital of Burkina Faso on calling for President Blaise Compaore to abandon plans to hold a referendum on changing term limits to allow him to stay in power.
A Chinese girl reaches to touch a colorful statue, one of many replicating China's famous Terracotta Warriors at an exhibtion on Sept. 3, in Beijing.
People gather to see the Cathedral of Berlin (Berliner Dome) being illuminated, on Oct. 9, as the technicians test the the lights on the eve of the opening of the "Festival of lights" in the German capital. The yearly festival see famous buildings and landmarks being used as canvas for light installations.
A woman uses her hand to shield herself from the sun as she walks past an art installation on display for the Beijing Design Week at a shopping mall in Beijing, Sept. 24,
The Duke and Duchess of Devonshire walk through a piece by U.S. artist Alice Aycock entitled "Hoop-La" during the Beyond Limits selling exhibition at Chatsworth House in central England, Sept. 4.
Men paddle a boat during heavy floods in Kostanjevica ob Krki, Sept. 13.
Trade fair visitors take pictures in a panoramic photo in front of the cathedral in Cologne, during the opening day of the 'photokina 2014' fair in Cologne, Germany, Sept, 15.
A street performer tries to attract passers-by attention, in Rome, Sept. 18.