Public Art & Murals
According to Americans for the Arts, “Public art instills meaning—a greater sense of identity and understandings of where we live, work, and visit—creating memorable experiences for all.”
Public art is not an art “form”. It can be carved, cast, assembled, or painted. It can blend with the site, such as an ornate sidewalk, or be in contrast to its surroundings like a sculpture or mural. Public art is unique in where it is, what it means and how its made. It can be an expression of the community, it can enhance the environment, or question our assumptions. It is there for everyone and anyone, placed on public sites. It is a reflection of how the artist or artists see the world. It can provide a positive impact on the community that surrounds it.