General Public Art Process

Public art may be planned or unplanned. Planned public art includes intentional integration of art, as aesthetic elements into building or space architecture, as well as planned stand alone art for building or space grounds and landscape. Public art can refer to commissioned, unique works as well as established works of art. This applies to both public and private development. 

Unplanned public art includes all gifting (works of art like Sky Maintenance, the donation of a piano, an estate or otherwise gift of existing art) as well as art that shows up (for example a mural on a restaurant wall). Gifting requires a special policy that provides acceptance criteria and maintenance. 

All Public Art is managed through a similar process that provides for customization based on specific circumstances and budgets. These processes and recommended ordinances are presented in detail in our Public Art Master Plan

Read the 8 Steps to the Public Art Process.


 

Roswell's public art inventory

Oak Leaf Triptych Roswell Area Park Jim Gallucci, Sponsored Gas South for ArtAround Roswell 2016, purchased by Roswell Arts Fund, c. December 2016

Oak Leaf Triptych
Roswell Area Park
Jim Gallucci, Sponsored Gas South for ArtAround Roswell 2016, purchased by Roswell Arts Fund, c. December 2016

Roswell Area Park Mural Roswell Area Park Theresa Arlette, c. 2016

Roswell Area Park Mural
Roswell Area Park
Theresa Arlette, c. 2016

Faces of War Memorial Behind City Hall Don Haugen and Teena Stern, c. May 29th, 1995

Faces of War
Memorial Behind City Hall
Don Haugen and Teena Stern, c. May 29th, 1995

Sculpture Garden Behind the Visual Arts Center Roswell Area Park George Long and Mario Schambon, c. May 30th 2009 * Includes 3 other sculptures not pictured

Sculpture Garden
Behind the Visual Arts Center Roswell Area Park
George Long and Mario Schambon, c. May 30th 2009
* Includes 3 other sculptures not pictured

Roswell Visual Arts Center Animal Sculptures  Visual Arts Center, Roswell Area Park Christopher Condon, c. 1999 *Includes 8 other sculptures not pictured

Roswell Visual Arts Center Animal Sculptures 
Visual Arts Center, Roswell Area Park
Christopher Condon, c. 1999
*Includes 8 other sculptures not pictured

Leita Thompson Memorial Garden Bronzes Leita Thompson Memorial Garden, Woodstock Road c. May 17th, 2006 and June 20th, 2007

Leita Thompson Memorial Garden Bronzes
Leita Thompson Memorial Garden, Woodstock Road
c. May 17th, 2006 and June 20th, 2007

Smoke Town Square Marc Moulton, sponsored by Roswell CVB Board of Directors (Roswell Inc & Visit Roswell GA 2016), purchased by Roswell Wine Festival December 2016

Smoke
Town Square
Marc Moulton, sponsored by Roswell CVB Board of Directors (Roswell Inc & Visit Roswell GA 2016), purchased by Roswell Wine Festival December 2016

RosWall Forrest Street Behind the Cultural Arts Center RoART, c. 2008

RosWall
Forrest Street Behind the Cultural Arts Center
RoART, c. 2008

Reclining Mother and Child In front of the Roswell Library Steffen Thomas, c. 1960 (Given in 1972) 

Reclining Mother and Child
In front of the Roswell Library
Steffen Thomas, c. 1960 (Given in 1972) 

Roswell Mill Workers Monument Sloan Street c. July 8th, 2000

Roswell Mill Workers Monument
Sloan Street
c. July 8th, 2000

Front Yard of Art Center West Art Center West Woodstock Road Various Artists

Front Yard of Art Center West
Art Center West
Woodstock Road Various Artists

Taylor Kinzel Gallery Sculpture Outside of Taylor Kinzel Gallery, 16 Elizabeth Way Derrick Spivey, c. 2003

Taylor Kinzel Gallery Sculpture
Outside of Taylor Kinzel Gallery, 16 Elizabeth Way
Derrick Spivey, c. 2003