Tuesday, 24 August 2021 09:00 AM EDT
Open Canvas: An original art exhibit featuring diverse and underrepresented artists

As part of our Be Open initiative, the USTA and the US Open are making a bold commitment to advance inclusivity and diversity through the sport we love. From being the first Grand Slam to offer equal prize money to men and women back in 1973, to naming our center court stadium after the boundary-breaking Arthur Ashe, to championing our LGBTQ players and fans, to promoting adaptive tennis programs through grants and scholarships —we believe great things happen when we are all a little more open.

For the 2021 US Open, we want to use our platform in a meaningful way and bring as many diverse voices as possible into the national spotlight and the forefront of our event. So we assembled a group of diverse and underrepresented artists to create artwork that reflects their unique experiences to be displayed during the two weeks of the event outside of Arthur Ashe Stadium, to get people talking and thinking about the issues.

Explore the artwork and learn more about each artist through the links below.

Chella Man - "Have You Met Every Layer of Yourself"

Demont Pinder - "A Child's Heart"

Edward Ubiera - "Teachers"

Islenia Mil - "Together"

Jamaal Lamaaj - "Make the World Whole Again"

Niege Borges - "Moving Mountains"

Sheryo - "Levitation Room"

Steven Paul Judd - "All My Relations"

Stormy Nesbit - "Cool. Calm. Collected."

Wednesday Holmes - "A Whole World of Magic"

From now until Sept. 22, each piece will be up for auction to benefit the USTA Foundation and the artist's charity of choice. Click here to learn more.