Since 1985, Art in Public Places has commissioned over 200 public artworks throughout Austin with the goal of inspiring residents, fostering neighborhood identity, creating jobs for artists, and keeping our city unique.
The City of Austin was the first municipality in Texas to make a commitment to include works of art in construction projects. By ordinance, 2% of budgets for capital improvement projects are allocated to commission or purchase art for that site. Austin’s Public Art Collection is found at sites such as the airport, convention center, libraries, parks, police stations, recreation centers, and streetscapes.
Self-guided Tours and Hours:
Public art located outdoors is available for viewing at all times. Certain works located indoors may be viewed during each facility’s regular hours of operation or by appointment only. Visit the Art in Public Places website to browse the collection and plan your visit.