Public Art

Introduction

Public art is, like landscaping, an important part of establishing the overall ‘feel’ and context for our built-spaces and architecture. The Iowa City Public Art Program has been established to support public improvements through inspiring art.

“The Iowa City Public Art Program was established by the Iowa City Council in 1997. The purpose of the Public Art Program in Iowa City is to enhance our public spaces, to capitalize on Iowa City’s reputation as a cultural center, and to build on Iowa City’s image as a vital place to live and work. By providing Arts and Culture programs that educate, entertain, stimulate and engage the public, Iowa City works to support the vitality of its diverse population, preserve and interpret Iowa City’s rich heritage, and enhance the desirability of Iowa City as a residence and destination.” (source)

Present and Planned Projects

Below are links to information pages for proposed and existing public art installations.