What Is Public Art?
In the most general terms, “public art” is defined as works of art displayed in public spaces. Some would further define it as works acquired by donations or purchased with public funds and made accessible for the public to enjoy.
At its best, public art engages the community it serves, and it enhances the location and space it is displayed in. Whether it is cast, carved, built, assembled, painted, sung, danced, read or played public art aims to be an expression of the collective community.
Why Is It So Important?
Cities around the country have gained value through public art – culturally, socially, and economically. Public art can display the history and culture of our area. At the intersection between past, present and future, between disciplines and ideas; public art tells the story of our unique town.
Completed Public Works mural by artist Danielle Ferrin, dedicated on April 14, 2023.