Public Art

Projects that highlight and enrich our region’s sense of place and the cultures that inform it.

Percent for Public Art

We coordinate and support project teams that oversee the production and installation of artwork in public facilities, transportation projects, neighborhood centers, parks and more.

Percent for Art currently assigns one percent of capital improvement project budgets over $100,000 toward public art.

Percent for Art – 1% Flow Chart 2018 PDF

Since 1986, more than 300 public art projects have been completed in metropolitan Tucson and Pima County. Explore our public art map to find art in your neighborhood and visit these works in person!

 

Additional Public Art Processes

Arts Foundation for Tucson and Southern Arizona (AFTSA) oversees both the City of Tucson and Pima County’s Donations/Temporary Artwork process. This process facilitates the donation of artwork into the collection and also serves as the required steps and approval process for all temporary artworks proposed on city/county property. AFTSA also manages the Deaccession/Relocation process for the City of Tucson which addresses the removal or relocation of artworks within the city’s collection.

Donations Process Flow Chart 2018 PDF

Donations Checklist 2018 PDF

Maintenance Protocol 2018 PDF

City of Tucson Administrative Directives

Pima County Administrative Directives

 

Public art panels and committees

The Public Art and Community Design (PACD) Committee oversees the process for the installation of all public artworks, beginning with a call to artists and culminating with the completion of the project.

The committee is comprised of seven members appointed by the Arts Foundation for Tucson and Southern Arizona, five appointed by the Pima County Board of Supervisors, seven appointed by the Mayor and Council, and one each by the City Manager and County Manager Supervisor. The Chair is appointed by the Arts Foundation Board Chair.

The committee meets every second Wednesday of the month at 3:30 p.m., at:

The Pima County Housing Center, 801 W. Congress Street, Tucson AZ 85745.

Click here to view the calendar listings.

Monthly PACD Meeting Schedule

Wednesday, January 12, 2022 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM
Wednesday, February 9, 2022 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM
Wednesday, March 9, 2022 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM
Wednesday, April 13, 2022 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM
Wednesday, May 11, 2022 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM
Wednesday, June 8, 2022 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM
Wednesday, July 6, 2022 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM
Wednesday, August 10, 2022 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM
Wednesday, September 14, 2022 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM
Wednesday, October 12, 2022 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM
Wednesday, November 9, 2022 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM
Wednesday, December 14, 2022 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM

 

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic all PACD meetings will be held virtually via the ZOOM online meeting platform until further notice. Please click on the link below to access monthly agendas.

 

Public Art and Community Design Committee

  • Alex Jimenez - Committee Chair, Pima County District 5 Appointee
  • Sadie Shaw - Committee Co Chair, City of Tucson Ward 3 Appointee
  • Annie Kurtin - City of Tucson Mayoral Appointee
  • Maureen Lueck - County Administrator Appointee
  • Anne Trumble - City of Tucson Manager Appointee
  • Emily (Lily) Tate, Pima County District 1 
  • Mel Dominguez - Pima County District 2 Appointee
  • Roberta Zelikow - Pima County District 3 Appointee
  • Michelle Rouch - Pima County District 4 Appointee
  • Felix Lawrence- City of Tucson Ward 2 Appointee
  • Vacant - City of Tucson Ward 4 Appointee
  • Robert Clark - City of Tucson Ward 5 Appointee
  • Janet Fischer - City of Tucson Ward 6 Appointee
  • Eduardo Guerrero- Arts Foundation Appointee
  • Jim Glock - Arts Foundation Appointee
  • Kenna Smith- Arts Foundation Appointee
  • Nancy Fung - Arts Foundation Appointee
  • Vacant - City of Tucson Ward 1 Appointee
  • Vacant - Arts Foundation Appointee
  • Vacant- Arts Foundation Appointee
  • Vacant- Arts Foundation Appointee
  • Staff: Woods Fairchild
  • Staff: Wylwyn Reyes
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