Established by the City in 1985, the Art in Public Places program collaborates with local & nationally-known artists to include the history and values of our community into cultural landmarks that have become cornerstones of Austin’s identity.


The City of Austin was the first municipality in Texas to make a commitment to include works of art in construction projects. By ordinance, 2% of eligible capital improvement project budgets are allocated to commission or purchase art for that site. Austin’s Public Art Collection is found at sites such as the airport, convention center, libraries, parks, police stations, recreation centers, and streetscapes, enhancing public spaces for all residents and visitors to our City.

Learn more about our programs and initiatives:

•    2020 AIPP Year in Review
•    AIPP Downtown Walking Tour
•    Current Calls to Artists
•    LaunchPAD 
•    Browse the City's Public Art Collection
•    Local and National Pre-Qualified Artist Pools
•    TEMPO (temporary art installations)