Americans for the Arts Public Art Network (PAN) develops professional services for the broad array of individuals and organizations engaged in the diverse field of public art. PAN is the only professional network in the United States dedicated to advancing public art programs and projects through advocacy, policy, and information resources to further art and design in our built environment.

Through the Public Art Network, Americans for the Arts provides professional development opportunities as well as the tools and resources needed to develop public art in communities across the country. For those looking for a deeper engagement with colleauges in the public art field, Americans for the Arts offers a professional membership which represents a cross-section of public art leaders, including arts administrators, artists, community stakeholders, and field partners who engage in making public art happen in thier communities. Members also elect the Public Art Network Advisory Council to provide guidance on the development and execution of programs and services that meet the needs of public art professionals nationwide. Click here to learn how you can become a member of Americans for the Arts.
 
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Dec 20, 2017

Join us on Facebook the last Tuesday of each month from 1 to 2 p.m. (Eastern Time) for one of our theme-based Public Art Showcase events. These are your opportunity to share the public artworks in your neighborhoods, towns, cities, or wherever!

Dec 11, 2017

A Monument to Maggie tells the story of the development and unveiling of a monument to civil rights hero Maggie L. Walker, which was unveiled after nearly 20 years of efforts led by community and political leaders to help tell another part of Richmond's history.

Aug 18, 2017

Americans for the Arts releases a statement about the complex and important impact of public art, including monuments to the Confederacy, on the history and pride of diverse communities, and encourages ongoing civic dialogue around the removal and replacement of these monuments.

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Oct 05, 2016

CODAworx, the hub of the commissioned art economy, announces the winners of the fourth annual CODAawards: Collaboration of Design + Art. The CODAawards recognize collaborations that result in outstanding projects that successfully integrate commissioned art into interior, architectural, or public spaces.

Jul 26, 2016

Jackson Hole Public Art announced today the release of POP—Places of Possibility: A Public Art & Placemaking Toolkit for Rural Communities, a 37-page guide to creating a successful public art program in a small town.

Jun 15, 2016

On May 27, the Smithsonian National Zoo, in partnership with the community-based environmental advocacy non-profit The W

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The smiles. The hugs. The tears of joy. The electrified air of excitement so thick you could actually feel it on that hot, hot day in July. That’s what I remember most about Dedication Day, July 15, 2017 of the Maggie L. Walker Memorial Plaza. In every video and photograph, showing the new...

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