Public Art

What's better than a great plaza in the summer? Some compelling public art to go along with it.
2 days ago   PlaceShakers
Walter Geiger pens a case study of an Orlando project that melded public art with mass transit, with maximum impact at minimal cost.
Feb 16, 2012   ArchNewsNow.com
Trail Towns, a program that promotes the economic potential of rails-to-trails systems, explains how art can create a sense of place and promote creative reuse along the trail.
Dec 2, 2011   Trail Towns
Street artist Cayetano Ferrer likes to take everyday urban objects like street signs or electrical boxes and use paint and stickers to camoflage them so they basically disappear.
Nov 24, 2011   WebUrbanist
West Hollywood, California recently opened a new public library, hiring a number of prominent artists like Shepard Fairey to turn it into a local landmark.
Nov 16, 2011   The Architect's Newspaper
In New York, Arts for Transit is a program that was started to bring "original and integrated artworks into MTA stations and spaces and to promote design excellence." Director, Sandra Bloodworth sits with Urban Omnibus to discuss the program.
Nov 15, 2011   Urban Omnibus
ArtPrize, a yearly art festival in Grand Rapids, Michigan, is attracting unprecedented crowds to this unexpected destination.
Oct 10, 2011   Metropolis Magazine
A group of local artists in Omaha, Nebraska are putting their mark on old grain elevators located right in the heart of the city, making the art pieces an Omaha fixture.
Oct 4, 2011   WebUrbanist
Rocco Landesman, Chairman of the NEA, has long make the link between the arts and economic development. He is one of the big hitters behind ArtPlace, a public-private collaboration to foster creative placemaking.
Sep 15, 2011   ArtPlace
Artists are using the vacant buildings of the Rust Belt to create their art, and to comment on possibilities and visions for the future.
Sep 12, 2011   Rust Wire
Graffiti artists from around the world were invited to transform the brutalist post-war architecture of Bristol, England's Nelson Street.
Aug 26, 2011   Tim Maughan Books