Public Art Tip Sheet from the Acadiana Arts Council

When creating a piece of artwork that will be permanently installed at a site, here are some items the commissioning agency and the artist should consider to ensure a successful project.

Artist Selection:

Site Selection:

Design Considerations:

Materials:

Maintenance:

Legal Considerations:

Other Considerations:

Public Art Project Ideas:

Mosaics, murals, creative landscaping, banners, interactive play sculptures, neon light installations and environmental sculpture are all possibilities for public art. Public art can be functional as well as beautiful or interesting: consider artist-designed benches, trash containers, retaining walls, fences and light posts.

(Editorís note: This tip sheet originally appeared in a slightly different format.)