Current artists: Amon Azizov, Wei Chen, Qiao Fu, Gao Min, Guo Kun Sheug, Artashes Karslian, Ji Yin Jin, Li Qun, Lin Ruo, Dean Lu, Ren Jien-Guo, Jorge Rivera, Sharif Sadiq, Peter Walsh, Xiang Yue Chuan, Dario Zapata, Zhuang Xuemin

Organized by Peter Walsh, Ongoing.

Artists' Rights in NYC Parks

Currently there are multiple suits by artists against the New York City Parks Department because of the new rules instituted by the Department during the summer of 2010. Those Rules dramatically restrict the ability of artists to work in four New York City Parks: Central Park, Union Square Park, Battery Park and the High Line. The suits will play out in court during 2011 and 2012.

A.R.T.I.S.T. (Artists' Response To Illegal State Tactics) is the organization leading the fight to protect the rights of artists working in New York City Parks and on New York City streets. There's lots of great information on their Yahoo Groups newsgroup.

Some recent articles:

“Temporary Restraining Order Lifted In Park Artist Case - Enforcement Begins Today”
A Walk in the Park – May 19, 2011 - by Geoffrey Croft

"Union Square Showdown: Holiday Market Versus Art Vendors"
DNAinfo - December 21, 2010 - By Amy Zimmer

“Artists at Union Square say city is a portrait of hypocrisy with holiday market”
New York Daily News - December 19, 2010 - By Adam Lisberg
“City Blocked Again From Enforcing New Artist Vending Rules In Parks”
A Walk in the Park - December 20, 2010 by Geoffrey Croft
“Artists, City Duel on Rules”
Wall Street Journal - December 18, 2001 - By Pia Cottan 

Villager, August 5, 2010

Daily Texan, August 3, 2010

New York Law Journal, July 20, 2010

New York Times, July 19, 2010

China Daily, June 22, 2010 New York, June 21, 2010 

New York Times, June 17, 2010

Daily News, May 9, 2010

Huffington Post, April 29, 2010

New York Times, April 24, 2010 New York, April 24, 2010

New York Times, April 16, 2010