Learn About Public Art

A definition of public art:

According to the Association for Public Art: “Public art is not an art form. Its size can be huge or small. It can tower 50 feet high or call attention to the paving beneath your feet. Its shape can be abstract or realistic, or both, and it may be cast, carved, built, assembled or painted. It can be site –specific or stand in contrast to its surroundings. What distinguishes public art is the unique association of how it is made, where it is and what it means. Public art can express community values, enhance our environment, transform a landscape, heighten our awareness, or question our assumptions. Places in public sites, this art is there for everyone, a form of collective community expression. Public art is a reflection of how we see the world = the artist’s and community’s response to our time and place, combined with our own sense of who we are.”