IMPACT + STRATEGY:
THE PUBLIC ART COLLECTION
The Public Art Collection is made up more than 100 permanent public artworks found throughout Nashville/Davidson County. It includes artworks found in libraries, community centers, parks and within the transportation infrastructure. Learn more about the Collection through our Public Art Gallery.
Metro Arts maintains the public art collection through an ongoing schedule of routine maintenance as well as repair and restoration work. Please let us know if you see an artwork that needs maintenance or repair.
VISION AND VALUES
Metro Public Art positions public art as a community investment tool for neighborhood transformation, creative workforce development and equitable practices throughout the city. In 2017, the Public Art Committee and Arts Commission adopted the Public Art Community Investment Plan, which signals an important new direction for public art in Nashville, advancing the vision that every Nashvillian experiences a creative city.
Metro Public Art is driven by three core values: Equity, Artists and the Public Realm. Metro Public Art believes that four goals will help achieve our vision: Strengthen the Public Art Ecosystem; Deeper Civic and Cultural Participation; Vibrant Creative Neighborhoods and a Vital Public Realm.
METRO ARTS PUBLIC ART COMMUNITY INVESTMENT PLAN
In 2017, Metro Arts unveiled a comprehensive plan that positions public art as a community investment tool for neighborhood transformation, creative workforce development and equitable practices throughout the city.
The Executive Summary and full Plan can be downloaded from the links below.