On Location

Repurposing the University

California (2010) – California artists and arts institutions are adjusting to downsizing in all sectors of state public programs. Scarcity can trigger unimaginative belt-tightening, but it also opens a liberal space for those on the margins to enter stage left with different propositions. In the face of economic and social instability, a new creative force … Read More

Old and New in Rhode Island

Rhode Island (2011) – The recent unveiling of Maya Lin’s design The Meeting Room—a park redesign intended to improve and reenergize Queen Anne Square in the center of Newport, Rhode Island—reveals the challenges involved in placing public art in Rhode Island. This state prides itself on being home to more historic structures per capita than … Read More


Upcoming Events for “Broadway: 1000 Steps”

Mary Miss, an artist dedicated to collaborating with scientists in order to educate people about environmental issues, wants to remind … Read More

Autumn Arts Festivals 2014

Check out the arts festivals happening around the world this fall and early winter. Here is a partial list to get … Read More

The 5×5 Project

Washington DC – September marks an exciting time for public art with the recent opening of The 5×5 Project. This … Read More

Recent Projects

New Media Night 2014

The third annual New Media Night Festival, which celebrates temporary, site-specific light and sound art, brought some exceptionally progressive public … Read More

Fleeting Light Opens in Hong Kong

Hong Kong – Hong Kong celebrates the media arts with Fleeting Light, an interactive public exhibition. Presented by the Hong … Read More


Dutch artist Florentijn Hofman, best known for his giant inflatable Rubber Duck that has floated down waterways across the world, … Read More

“Folkestone Digs”

Folkestone, U.K. (2014) – German artist Michael Sailstorfer tackles our thirst for fortune, adventure, and play in his recent work … Read More


On August 28th, filmmaker Miranda July unveiled a new way to communicate: Somebody—a free app available from iTunes. This public … Read More


Art & Place: Site-specific Art of the Americas

From Canada to Argentina, Art & Place: Site-specific Art of the Americas takes us on a powerful tour of some of the … Read More

Living and Sustaining a Creative Life: Essays by 40 Working Artists

Although artists are inundated with an overflow of wisdom on how to feed their muses, advice slows to a trickle … Read More

Philadelphia Mural Arts @ 30

At 30 years old, the Mural Arts Program of Philadelphia has been an unqualified success, sparking the creation of more … Read More

Happy City

Although not explicitly about public art, Happy City: Transforming Our Lives Through Urban Design by journalist Charles Montgomery gives plenty of … Read More

A Love Letter to the City

Artist Stephen Powers combines community activism with public art to reflect a neighborhood’s collective hopes and dreams through murals. All … Read More