From small towns to rural communities, public art is woven into the landscape of Iowa reflecting local culture and history. Nearly a dozen Iowa cities have established programs supporting the creation, enjoyment and care of public art. Iowa’s public universities contain hundreds of works of public art that enrich the educational experience for students and visitors.
Iowa Public Art Network
Get involved with this peer group of artists, program administrators and enthusiasts. Join the Iowa Public Art Network to help advance the value of public art in Iowa and refine professional standards and practices.
Iowa Public Art Network Conference
The next Iowa Public Art Network Conference will be held in 2016. View the program from the 2014 conference.
Art in State Buildings
Art in State Buildings brings art into the public spaces where Iowans study, work, visit and live. For more than 35 years, the program has provided artists, students, educators and the citizens of Iowa with opportunities to participate in and experience public art.
Public Art Calls for Entry
Find opportunities to get involved with planning, creating and implementing public art in Iowa and across the nation. The Iowa Arts Council frequently receives calls to entry and requests for qualifications for public art projects in Iowa and nationally.