Public art is vital to building a dynamic and equitable city for everyone.
Public art encourages dialogue across economic, social, racial, political, historic and religious differences.
Public art inspires and provokes the viewer.
Public art is necessary in all communities.
Louisville Metro Government, Louisville Metro Council and the Commission on Public Art are seeking original, two-dimensional artwork for display in City Hall, 601 W. Jefferson St., for one year. Artists can learn more about the opportunity and are invited to respond to the call for artwork here.
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Public Art and Monuments Advisory Committee:
From February 2018 to June 2018, an Advisory Committee led a public process focused on artworks and monuments in public places to acknowledge the complexities of Louisville’s past, as well as the values that matter to us today. See more about this process, documented public input, and the Committee’s final report here
The Louisville Public Space Art Fund:
The Louisville Public Space Art Fund is supported by fees contributed through private development. In 2010, a provision for a fee-in-lieu option was added to the City’s Land Development Code. In Section 5.12.2 of the Land Development Code, developments larger than 60,000 square feet are required to include an outdoor amenity or focal point in the plan. A development may provide a fee in lieu of the outdoor amenity or focal point. The fee is held in the Public Space Art Fund, a restricted fund which provides grant opportunities for public art projects. See Land Development Code, Chapter 5, Part 12, Special Design Requirement, click here
for more information.