The Economic Development Department’s Art in Public Places (AIPP) program is the City of Austin’s public art program. The Art in Public Places program commissions visual artists who work across all media to create site-specific installations and unique public art that reflect the history and values of our communities. These cultural landmarks have become cornerstones of Austin’s identity.  

Created in 1985, by action of Austin City Council, the City ordinance establishes 2% of eligible capital improvement project budgets as a set-aside commitment to commission artists or purchase art for City-owned property and facilities.

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Virtual Open Office Hours


Current Open Calls

There are no calls to artists open at this time.


Panel and Advisory Opportunities


City's Art Collection 

Art in Public Places Year in Review

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