Promoting the enjoyment of public art and public places



Public Art in Public Places is an international leader in developing knowledge and supporting enjoyment of public art and the public realm.  It is committed to the enrichment of civic life throughout the world by improving the visibility and accessibility of permanent public art - artworks in public places that reflect historic treasures as well as new and emerging art forms.  Public Art in Public Places is committed to the value of public art as an agent of change that provides an engaging foundation for popular discourse and community-mindedness.


Established in 2008, the Project's collaborations with local government, news media, technology firms, and arts and cultural organizations work toward the broadest global dissemination of information on existing public artworks.  Public Art in Public Places is a non-commercial not-for-profit arts organization.



Google Cultural Institute - Google Arts & Culture

Public Art in Public Places is a Google Cultural Institute partner, contributing on-line Public Art Exhibits utilizing the Cultural Institute's advanced digital platform and technology, at Google Arts & Culture. 


Google Arts & Culture is a new, immersive way to experience art, history, culture and world wonders from over a thousand organizations worldwide. Google Arts & Culture was created by the Google Cultural Institute and is available for free for everyone on the web, on iOS and Android [read more here].


News and Editorial Features

Public Art in Public Places publishes news and commentary at Blogger PUBLIC ART for the Southern California and Hawaii regions and beyond, with special focus on recent public art installations, news and events. The historic and contemporary artworks at the Los Angeles Central Library were featured in "The Central Library at 90: Public Art Abounds"  in summer 2016.

Public Art Archives by City 

Public Art in Public Places produces one of the largest and most accurate on-line public art archive of permanent public art. It maintains and publishes official information on more than 3,000 public sculptures, murals, statues, and station art, as well as public monuments, landmarks and memorials.  


The Project's PUBLIC ART ARCHIVES BY CITY provides essential information on thousands of artworks in more than 200 cities and communities throughout Los Angeles, Southern California and Hawaii, and is a free and publicly accessible data resource on the web.   

Public Art POI Map Features
Public Art in Public Places is a primary data generation and verification resource for Google Maps POI public art features. Google Maps Public art features allow navigation as well as the posting of publicly visible comments, reviews, and images. 

Speaking Engagements 

Project staff may be available for speaking engagements on public art topics of interest (Recent Local Installations, Emerging Public Art Trends, Current Public Art Issues/Topics, Global Issues in Public Art).  

For information on speaking engagements, contact:

Public Art in Public Places

K. M. Williamson



Public Art POI features on Google Maps:  
Heisler Park, Cliff Drive, Laguna Beach, California