PUBLIC ART 101
Our goal for PUBLIC ART 101 is to make artists familiar with what will be expected of them throughout every aspect of the public art commissioning process, including application, selection, and production.
What is Public Art?
Public art is different from studio art or art exhibited in museums and galleries. Public art is accessible to the public, it typically reflects an awareness of its site, both physically and socially, and, most importantly, public art involves community process in its creation. A wide variety of approaches to public art are possible. Some approaches emphasize integrating artwork into the built environment, others emphasize placing artwork in a plaza or on a wall, and still others involve the creation of temporary works in community settings.