Public Art

Raleigh Arts

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Active Projects Citizen-Initiated Projects Percent for Art

Raleigh Arts supports and coordinates public art through Citizen-Initiated Projects, the Percent for Art Program, and special and temporary public art projects. Additionally, the Public Art and Design Board supports public art by developing policy, reviewing projects, advising artists and project managers, and steers the community engagement of public art. The Public Art Program is guided by the Public Art Policy.


Public Art Map

This map shows the location of both temporary and permanent public art pieces throughout the City of Raleigh. The City of Raleigh also has a growing Municipal Art Collection.

Active Projects

Raleigh Arts has temporary, permanent, and Percent for Art public art projects going on now.

Learn more about public art active projects in the City of Raleigh.

Citizen-Initiated Projects

Citizen-Initiated Projects are designed to bring community-led temporary or permanent public art projects to the City of Raleigh.

Learn more about Citizen-Initiated Projects.

Percent for Art

The Percent for Art program allocates one percent of municipal construction funds for public art funding. The Public Art and Design Board oversees this program.

Learn more about Percent for Art.

Special Projects

In addition to the permanent public art programs, Raleigh Arts supports a variety of community public art special and temporary projects in collaboration with events, other departments, and community partners.



Kelly McChesney
Public Art Director

Lead Department:
Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources
Service Categories:
Raleigh Arts