Public Art

Enriching our sense of place

Arts Foundation facilitates the public art process on behalf of the City of Tucson and Pima County. We support teams overseeing the selection, production and installation of artwork in public facilities, transportation projects, neighborhood centers, parks, and more

Rebecca Carlton, Kinney to Bopp, 2021. Photo by Julius Schlosburg

An Overview of Public Art

The Arts Foundation Public Art Team manages 300+ Public Artwork Collection for City of Tucson and Pima County. Intentionally engaging community, the team is working to convene and support diversified perspectives, forms, functions and geographies in all aspects of the the public art process.

Public Art Opportunities

Browse our recently posted Public Art Opportunities below. If you are an artist and interested in creating Public Art in Southern Arizona, please explore our Public Art Artist Roster

Call to Artists: Silverbell: Goret to El Camino del Cerro

Call to Artists: Silverbell: Goret to El Camino del Cerro

Call to Artists: THRIVE IN THE 05 STORYTELLING PUBLIC ART 

Call to Artists: THRIVE IN THE 05 STORYTELLING PUBLIC ART 

Grant Road Overpass Project – New Public Art Opportunity in Tucson

Grant Road Overpass Project – New Public Art Opportunity in Tucson

Public Art Map

Simon Donovan, Stone Poneys, 2021. Photo by Julius Schlosburg

Public Art Map

The Arts Foundation stewards the Public Art process for the City of Tucson and Pima County.  We’ve created an interactive map to help you discover public art, learn about the artists and visit public art sites throughout Tucson and Pima County.

Public Artist Roster

The Arts Foundation for Tucson and Southern Arizona’s Artist Roster is a standing list of pre-qualified local artists who work in public art. This roster is used as an optional tool for qualifying public art projects through which a community review panel can select artists to present their work.

Artist Roster

Alex! Jimenez working in the studio, 2022. Photo courtesy of the artist

Transportation Art By Youth

Taranm Akbary, TABY Project Planter, 2021. Photo by Julius Schlosburg

Transportation Art By Youth

In collaboration with the Tucson Department of Transportation and Mobility, with funding from the Pima Association of Governments, the Transportation Art By Youth (TABY) program hires youth artists to work with a professional artist in the development of public artwork for the City of Tucson.

Public Art & Community Design Committee

The Public Art and Community Design (PACD) Committee is a standing committee of the Arts Foundation composed of 21 voting members that participate in the development and implementation of the Public Art Plan and promote the Public Art Program.

Public Art & Community Design Committee

Joe Pagac, Himmel Park, 2022. Photo by Julius Schlosburg

Public Art Policy

Chris Rush, 17 Portraits, 2007. Photo courtesy of the artist

Public Art Policy

The City of Tucson and Pima County contract the Arts Foundation to manage various aspects of their respective Public Art Programs, based on their governing policies.

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