Promoting accessibility to public art

The Project's Mission


PUBLIC ART IN PUBLIC PLACES PROJECT is an international leader in promoting knowledge and 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.  

Established in 2008, the Project's collaboration with local governments, news media, arts and cultural organizations, and on-line technology companies promotes the broadest global dissemination of public art.



Public Art Exhibits

PUBLIC ART IN PUBLIC PLACES publishes the annual Year-In-Review of public art installations across Southern California and Hawai'i.  It also publishes special thematic exhibits on public art forms, artists, and locales, such as Surfing Culture and Public Art.  

PUBLIC ART IN PUBLIC PLACES employs Google Cultural Institute's OPEN GALLERY Exhibit 

platform supporting high-definition image data and multi-media components.

News and Editorial Features

PUBLIC ART IN PUBLIC PLACES publishes breaking 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.