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Public Art

The impulse to create artworks that engage a wide audience is as old as civilization itself. From the authors of petroglyphs to the architects of the Sphinx, artists have used visual means to memorialize the people and beliefs important to their communities. During the late Twentieth Century, the term "public art" has been used to describe both the placement of artworks in public places and the public programs that fund such artworks. This section of the Arts Resource Network attempts to lead people through the world of public art -- what it is, how it's created and the elements that go into creating public artworks.

TYPES OF PUBLIC ART
Examples of the variety of public art forms and types of funding sources.

PUBLIC ART ROADMAP
How to start, build and maintain a public art project in your neighborhood

STARTING A PROGRAM
Resources for starting a program and examples of public art plans.

STARTING A PROJECT
Opportunities for artists and resources for communities.

OTHER RESOURCES
Case studies and examples of programs, funding resources, and bibliographies.

Shown: Cedar River Watershed Education Center, Rain Drum Courtyard. Photo: Dan Corson.
Cedar River Watershed Education Center, Rain Drum Courtyard.
Photo: Dan Corson.
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