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 scope of services here.


Please join us for a
Public Art Info Session
Monday, February 2
4:00 - 5:30PM
Mint Museum Randolph
Harris Teeter Gallery
2730 Randolph Road
Charlotte, NC 28207
The Arts & Science Council has administered the City of Charlotte’s and Mecklenburg County’s Public Art Program since 2003.
The Arts & Science Council’s Public Art Program invites you to meet with us and participate in an open dialogue about projects and future public art opportunities. This discussion is open to the public. If you are a professional visual or performing artist (emerging or established) this discussion will be of particular interest to you.
CLICK HERE to submit your RSVP online!

View our current Calls and information on upcoming projects here

View selected ASC Public Art completed and in progress projects here

View public art around Charlotte-Mecklenburg
on the Public Art Archive here

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