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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

Where People Gather

Back in 1999, when Vancouver, Washington, nonprofit leader Jane Jacobsen first learned of a potential $500,000 gift to fund a public art project commemorating the upcoming bicentennial of the Lewis and Clark Corps of Discovery Expedition, the bare outline of how to spend the money was immediately obvious. “Let’s start in the West, where Lewis … 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

Rick Lowe Awarded 2014 MacArthur Fellowship

Rick Lowe, founder of Project Row Houses in Houston, Texas, has been awarded the prestigious 2014 MacArthur fellowship along with … Read More

Giants Unveiled at Vancouver Biennale

(Vancouver, B.C.) – The 3rd Vancouver Biennale is currently underway in Canada. This celebration of public art will continue to … Read More

Recent Projects

Folkestone Digs

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


A traveling talk show recently made its way through Pittsburgh, during which organizers interviewed residents about their neighborhoods. This mobile … Read More

“Grand Central Lights”

Grand Central Terminal, New York, NY (February 1, 2013) – To celebrate Grand Central Terminal’s 100th birthday, 135 participants of Improv Everywhere, … Read More


Pittsburgh, PA (2014) – Pittsburgh’s new Market Square Public Art Program kicked off its three-year plan to exhibit temporary public art … Read More


Montreal, Canada (2013) - With Megaphone, Montreal’s citizens and visitors were given a public platform with which to share their ideas and … 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

America’s Garden of Art

Frederik Meijer, founder of Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park, wanted primarily to bring people joy and make the world … Read More