Public Art Program Overview
The ASC Public Art Program views public art as integral to a community's fabric by recognizing the potential of art to create livable cities, enhance neighborhood identity, strengthen economic development and tourism, educate children and adults and enrich the spirit and pride of its citizens.
Since 1995, ASC has managed the public art programs for the city and county. The Public Art Commission is responsible for the community-based artist artist selection and design review process for each public artwork. The commission is an appointed board of volunteer citizens from the arts, education and business sectors.
In 2003, Mecklenburg County Board of Commissioners and the Charlotte City Council adopted ordinances that appropriate 1 percent of eligible capital improvement project funds for public art. The ordinance helps ensure that artworks enhance our public spaces and become an integral part of urban and economic development efforts.
ASC Public Art also works with public agencies, private corporations and citizen's groups to provide artist selection and project management services.
View our current Calls to Artists for upcoming projects here
View selected ASC Public Art completed and in progress projects here
View public art around Charlotte-Mecklenburg