New online art map guides viewers to Phoenix public art
The City of Phoenix Office of Arts and Culture’s new online Public Art Map is up and ready for self-guided tours. It features more than 200 major public art projects created throughout Phoenix by the city’s award-winning Public Art Program.
Each point on the map contains a description highlighting key information about the artist and project. The works range from pedestrian bridges, underpasses, streetscapes, community water facilities and canal projects to monumental indoor and outdoor sculptures, and artist-designed terrazzo floors and installations at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport.
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“Art is everywhere, and now Phoenix residents and visitors have the opportunity to explore the city’s public art collection,” said Mitch Menchaca, director of the Phoenix Office of Arts and Culture. “They can visit these iconic pieces or learn about them without having to leave home. These pieces belong to the community, and we are thrilled to provide this kind of access and information to the public.”
The map is available on the web, and via your mobile device. Find the public art near you at www.phoenix.gov/arts/publicartmap.
The Phoenix Office of Arts and Culture was established in 1985 to champion and sustain the City’s arts and culture community to make Phoenix a great place to live, work, and visit. The Public Art Program was created to build a more beautiful and vibrant city. Since its inception, it has created more than 200 major projects and become a national leader by involving artists with other design professionals to create a wide range of public buildings, spaces and infrastructure.