Want to understand more about how public art and placemaking can work in your community? This page provides many useful resources.


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Explore more about the words people use to describe different kinds of placemaking.


The Public Art Library maintains a non-circulating collection of more than 2,000 print, digital, and multimedia materials from the field of public art.
By appointment, visit our extensive library of public art materials at our Saint Paul office and meet our friendly, supportive staff.

Contact Jen Dolen at (651) 641-1128 or to make an appointment.


FORECAST PUBLIC ART ARCHIVE  This archival collection contains records from Forecast Public Art, digitized by the University of Minnesota Libraries.

PUBLIC ART REVIEW ARCHIVE Issues 1-42 of PAR, digitized by the University of Minnesota Libraries.


PUBLIC ART ARCHIVE A free, online, and mobile accessible catalog of completed public artworks worldwide.

AMERICANS FOR THE ARTS RESOURCES Tools and resources for public art administrators and artists.

THE AMERICAN FOR THE ARTS PUBLIC ART NETWORK (PAN) YEAR IN REVIEW annually recognizes outstanding public art projects that represent the most compelling work for the year from across the country.

Public Art Review

Our award-winning magazine is a great resource for information about the field of public art, covering stories, from around the world.

Learn more about Public Art Review

Public Art Review issue 59