Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Beginning in January 2018, Americans for the Arts is launching a new opportunity to showcase public art in your community, and to connect and engage with others about these artworks on social media. Join us on Facebook the last Tuesday of each month (with one exception, see schedule below) from 1 to 2 p.m. (Eastern Time) for one of our theme-based Public Art Showcase events. These are your opportunity to share the public artworks in your neighborhoods, towns, cities, or wherever!

Every year, we see a growth in the number of public artworks being installed across the country and around the globe. One of the roles public art can play is to depict the community or place in which the artwork lives. By providing a place to post these artworks to an online community, Americans for the Arts is giving public art practitioners, artists, and community members an opportunity to showcase and discuss what excites you about your place.

Check out the conversation in the first Public Art Showcase here, and stay tuned for a full schedule of events as the year continues.


Public Art Showcase: Transportation
Tuesday, Jan. 30, 1 to 2 p.m. ET
For our inaugural event, we want to see the public artworks you encounter as you commute, run errands and travel. What public artworks have you come across while driving, taking the subway, biking or walking? What is it about these artworks that you find intriguing?

Public Art Showcase: At Night
Tuesday, Feb. 27, 1 to 2 p.m. ET
After dark is a great time to see some fantastic public artworks in a different light (pun intended). Let us see your favorite public artworks lit up for the night!

Public Art Showcase: Interactive
Tuesday, March 27, 1 to 2 p.m. ET
Some artworks come alive when someone engages with it. This month, let’s see those artworks that are interactive! Videos and images are encouraged!

Public Art Showcase: Neighborhood Spaces
Tuesday, April 24, 1 to 2 p.m. ET
Public art is distributed throughout all aspects of communities, but what are the unique works that are in places where people live? This month, let’s look at the artworks built in the neighborhoods outside of business and retail areas.  

Public Art Showcase: Convention Centers
Tuesday, May 29, 1 to 2 p.m. ET
Conventions centers are a general meeting place to host visiting groups. Let’s take this month to showcase the artworks that greet conventioneers as they network, learn and play! 

Public Art Showcase: Airports
DATE CHANGE: Wednesday, June 27, 1 to 2 p.m. ET
Traveling by air is a common way to visit new places. Let’s take this time to highlight the artworks that travelers encounter while moving through our airports!

Public Art Showcase: Parks & Trails
Tuesday, July 31, 1 to 2 p.m. ET
With the summer months upon us let’s look at artworks located in parks and on trails. The public art we encounter during our time outdoors can enhance our communities’ experiences during their recreation activities.

Public Art Showcase: Educational Settings
Tuesday, August 28, 1 to 2 p.m. ET
Public art and education have a long history together. For this Showcase let’s highlight projects that engage students and enhance educational settings.

Public Art Showcase: Temporary Artworks
Tuesday, Sept. 25, 1 to 2 p.m. ET
Temporary public artworks have become more and more common among public art programs across the country. Let’s spend time sharing some of the great temporary projects that have popped up in your community!

Public Art Showcase: Public Safety Projects
Tuesday, Oct. 30, 1 to 2 p.m. ET
Fire, police and medical facilities have been integrating the arts into their buildings for years. Let’s look at public art projects in public safety buildings in your community!

Public Art Showcase: Privately Funded Projects
Tuesday, Nov. 27, 1 to 2 p.m. ET
Foundations, individuals, nonprofits, private developers and more have been funding public artworks for years. Let’s take a look at those projects in your community that have been privately funded!

There will be no showcase event in December. Stay tuned for a new schedule for 2019!