LinksCity of Vancouver
In 2008, Vancouver City Council adopted a new version and policy framework for the City's Public Art Program and the Civic Public Art Collection, updating its original policy that had been in place since 1990 and had been originally modeled on programs in Toronto, Seattle and Portland. The 2008 program has been expanded to include artist-initiated projects, artist residencies, partnerships with curators and others, temporary projects and platforms. It also increases artists' participation in the development of the city, in an effort to integrate public art with all city planning processes and public realm plans, including transit and interpretive plans.
City of Cincinnati
Downtown Cincinnati offers an outstanding collection of public art that is a 125 year legacy of the city's history, cultural attitudes and aesthetic taste. Earlier works use the human figure in heroic or allegorical monuments to commemorate people or events important to local history. Recent additions are abstract forms which have no recognizable subjects, but instead express thoughts or emotions.
City of Los Angeles
Los Angeles is a modern city with a large and diverse ethnic population. This site documents public art works, sculptural works, mosaics, and murals, in the downtown area, the University of Southern California, and other places in the city.
City of Chicago
Chicago's spectacular City'scape is adorned with public art. Artworks are located in every neighbourhood in the city, in fire, police and transit stations, branch libraries and other municipal facilities.
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City of Albuquerque
In 1978, the City of Albuquerque passed the Art In Municipal Places Ordinance "to promote and encourage private and public programs to further the development and public awareness of, and interest in, the visual arts and fine crafts, and to encourage the integration of art into the architecture of municipal structures".
City of Portland
The Portland Public Art Program commissions art that engages with the surrounding environment to create, enrich, or reveal a sense of place, and to express the spirit, values, visions and poetry of place that collectively define Portland.
City of Seattle
Design team projects, which bring artist, architects and design professionals together to work collaboratively on the overall concept for buildings, landscapes, utilities or major planning projects. Design team projects use artists' skills to transform environmental design and integrate artists' thinking into the fabric of construction.