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.