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Click here for the searchable database

Explore the searchable database of artworks, which provides information and images of artworks located in parks, libraries, and other public spaces throughout the city. In addition to the searchable database of collection highlights, click here for an inventory list. (The list was last updated on August 30, 2017)

The database includes artworks owned and managed by Louisville Metro as well as artworks in the public realm that are owned and managed by other entities. Our goal for the database is to continue to collect information and compile it online as a public resource. If your favorite artwork is not included in this database, please email us at [email protected].

To watch a video of the September 6 special meeting, please click here. The special meeting was called to discuss public art that could be interpreted to honor bigotry, discriminiation, racism and/or slavery. 

Want to learn more about Louisville’s public art? Click here for virtual exhibits with fascinating facts and photographs of Louisville’s public art collection. 

Collecting and compiling research material about the collection is an ongoing project. We welcome any facts or anecdotes you might have to help us fill in the gaps! Email us at [email protected].

Placing Art in Public Spaces

Please review the guidelines regarding donations of public art and siting art in public spaces. Interested individuals and organizations are encouraged to contact public art staff prior to commissioning an artist for projects in public space.

*Photo credit: Luke Seward