These inventive, handcrafted holiday wreaths were designed by New Yorkers

December 2, 2022

All photos courtesy of NYC Parks / Malcolm Pinckney

NYC Park’s annual Wreath Interpretations exhibition has returned to the Arsenal Gallery for its 40th year. Now through December 30, the public can visit the gallery, located in Central Park, and view nearly 40 unique, handcrafted wreaths that celebrate the holiday season.

The wreaths featured in this year’s exhibition use a wide variety of inventive and unexpected materials, including caution tape, traffic light reflectors, safety pins, bath sponges, rulers, Mardi Gras beads, sugar meringue, and more, according to a press release.

“We know the holidays have arrived when the Wreath Interpretations exhibit returns to the Arsenal Gallery, and we’re so excited that the exhibit is back for its 40th year!” Sue Donoghue, NYC Parks Commissioner, said.

“With almost forty unique wreaths on display, this year’s gallery truly showcases the creativity of New Yorkers, and we encourage everyone to come out and visit this extraordinary free exhibition before it ends on December 30.”

The thoughtfully crafted festive ornaments explore themes like family history, volunteerism, endangered animals, and chemistry. Each wreath is paired with a statement by the artist, sharing their inspiration and the meaning behind their creations with visitors.

Admission to the exhibit is free, and more information can be found here.


All images courtesy of NYC Parks / Malcolm Pinckney

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