Public Art Resources

The following resources are divided by the following categories: public art online and general public art resources. We are always looking for great additions to this list of resources. If you have an idea, please let us know.


Public Art Archive™
The Public Art Archive™ is a sophisticated, searchable database of public art in the United States. The Archive makes public art and its processes more accessible to the public, displaying images of each piece alongside an extensive description, including audio and video supplementary files when available. The site also features a mobile version that allows cultural tourists to navigate a city's collection from a mobile device. Get your collection on the map today!


Americans for the Arts Public Art Network
Americans for the Arts Public Art Network (PAN) develops professional services for the broad array of individuals and organizations engaged in the expanding field of public art. Check out their upcoming professional development opportunities.

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National Civic Art Society
The National Civic Art Society is a non-profit educational institution dedicated to the traditional, humanistic practice of architecture, urban design and the fine arts. The Society advocates the humanist tradition as the unrivalled source of artistic forms and conventions.

Public Art Review
Public Art Review, published twice annually, is the world’s leading journal devoted exclusively to the field of contemporary public art. Each issue provides opinion, analysis, and criticism about the nature and trends in public art. Published by Forecast Public Art since 1989, readership includes artists, architects, curators, city planners, students, educators, design professionals, program administrators, community leaders, writers, and more.

Public Art Overview
This document is a public art overview that may be helpful to other public art programs. Created by the arts commission of the city of Columbus, OH.