Supporting the public realm by promoting public art


Public Art in Public Places is an international leader in developing knowledge and enjoyment of public art, and is committed to the enrichment of civic life throughout the world by improving the visibility and accessibility of permanent public artworks.  
Public Art in Public Places is committed to the value of public art as an agent of change that can promote public discourse and community-mindedness.


Established in 2006, the Project's collaborations with local government, news media, on-line technology firms, and arts and cultural organizations focus on achieving 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

Public Art in Public Places is a proud partner of the Google Cultural Institute and shares its values of cultural curiosity and a dedication to bringing the world's art and culture to the public realm through the most advanced on-line digital technology.

Google Maps/Search

Since 20009 Public Art in Public Places has served as primary data generation and verification resource for Google Maps point-of-interest public art features within the United States.  More than 900 public art listings now exist for the Google Maps regions of Southern California and Hawaii.


On-Line Exhibits

Public Art in Public Places publishes special thematic on-line exhibits on public art forms, artists, cultural themes and locales.  Public Art in Public Places employs the Google Cultural Institute's Exhibit platform supporting high-definition image data and multi-media components.

News and Editorials

Public Art in Public Places publishes news and commentary on public art in the Southern California and Hawaii regions and beyond, with special emphasis on recent public art installations and associated community events. 


Public Art Archives by City 

Public Art in Public Places produces one of the largest and most accurate on-line public art archives of permanent public art. It maintains and publishes official information on public sculptures, murals, statues, and station art, as well as monuments, landmarks and memorials from hundreds of government sources.  

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 free and publicly accessible on the web.   

Speaking Engagements 

Project staff may be available for speaking engagements on public art topics of interest:

  • Public Art and Civic Engagement
  • Public Art Efforts and Unanticipated Outcomes
  • New Public Art Forms, New Public Art Places