One of the best things about Public Art is that there is something for everyone! The Public Art Committee selects work from over 100 sculpture submissions each year from around the country.
Artists submit a a wide range of styles and media and the Public Art Committee strives to put together an interesting and diverse collection for the community to enjoy. We know we cannot please all the people all the time. 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. The committee also takes into account the goal of creating 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
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!