The power of the ‘Expect A Bike’ painting lies in the act of collaboration with the community and the social by-product more than in the physical work itself— in essence, the social interaction is the art and the impact of the project goes beyond the original piece.
In 2017, we launched our initiative, 12 Months of Giving, as a charitable arm of CronArtUSA to support the work of not-for-profits who are driven by their mission to be agents of change. We partner with organizations that are headed up by people who we believe in and whose dedication to making the world a better place is nothing less than contagious.
Our goal with the fund is not only to raise money for the chosen NFP, but it is also to develop strong partnerships where we become their champions. Since the inception of the fund Ryan has created original work that we have sold and donated a portion of the sales and we have held various events to raise funds and awareness about the work that they do.
A revolutionary intersection of art and medicine, “The Box” is a socially-conscious, collaborative, public art installation created by Artist Ryan Cronin of CronArtUSA, alongside Go Doc Go Founder Maggie Carpenter, MD. “The Box” enables participants to circumvent the traditional, in-person pap smear method to screen for cervical cancer. Part self-collection space, part art space, “The Box” is a privacy booth installed in a public location that gives participants a safe place to independently swab a sample to be tested for the HPV virus, the leading cause of cervical cancer. “The Box” bypasses institutionalized medical routes: No exam is necessary.