How do we choose?

One of the best things about Public Art is that there is always something for everyone! Each year the Public Art Committee selects work from over 100 sculpture submissions from around the country.

Artists submit wide ranges of style and media and the Public Art Committee strives to put together an interesting and diverse collection for our community to enjoy. In selecting sculpture for Art on the Street, the committee looks at a number of factors in making their decisions. One of their most important considerations is whether the art selected for the annual exhibit represents a variety of media and styles to create a diverse and eclectic collection for all to enjoy.

When looking at the submitted works, the committee takes into account:

  • Style (representational or abstract; serious or whimsical)
  • Material (bronze, stone, aluminum, concrete)
  • Durability (will it last outdoors for 1 year?)
  • Subject (animal, human, or other)
  • Use of recycled or new materials
  • Kinetic or interactive
  • Technical mastery

If there's a sculpture you aren't crazy about we encourage you to have a conversation with someone who loves it. You might even change your mind about how you see it. But it's OK if you don't. If you are talking about the art, it's doing one of its jobs: building community through dialogue. The committee hopes they have managed to select at least one piece that you like, if not more!

Enjoy this year's Art on the Street collection!