What is Public Art?

Simply put public art is art in public spaces. The term “public art” may conjure images of historic bronze statues of a soldier on horseback in a park. Today, public art can take a wide range of forms, sizes, and scales—and can be temporary or permanent. It often interprets the history of the place, its people, and perhaps addresses a social or environmental issue. Public art can include murals, sculpture, memorials, integrated architectural or landscape architectural work, community art, digital new media, and even performances and festivals! (Americans for the Arts)

If you are an artist and would like to be added to the Public Art Artist List, please fill out the form at the link below.


Leslie Makai Gleaves (she/her)
Public Art Coordinator

Image: Raymond Vincent Jonas, Assemblage, 1990, metal

Abstract sculpture made of bronze titled Assemblage by artist Raymond Vincent Jonas created in 1990 located outside of the Springville Museum of Art