Public Art Resources

Here you’ll find resources pertaining to public art in general and those details specific to the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Public Art Program. Be aware of public art in your region and maybe even create public art yourself.

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Public Art Governing Documents

City of Charlotte Public Art Ordinance
Mecklenburg County Public Art Ordinance
Public Art Master Plan – 2002-2007


Public Art Network

The Public Art Network (PAN) provides professional services for individuals and organizations involved in promoting and developing public art. PAN is the only professional network in the United States dedicated to advancing public art programs and projects through advocacy, policy, and information resources.

North Carolina Arts Council

The NC Arts Council houses many resources for those interested in public art. They have also published Public Art Commissions: An Artist Handbook, a comprehensive guide for public artists that discusses the responsibilities of the public artist as well as tips for navigating budgets and contracts.

Public Art Archive

The Public Art Archive is a free, continually growing, online and mobile database of completed public artworks worldwide.

Other Resources

The following websites contain additional information for community groups wishing to create or commission public art:

Community Public Art Guide
Forecast Public Art Toolkit

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