Established by the City in 1985, the Art in Public Places program (AIPP) collaborates with local and 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 Art in Public Places:

•    Current Open Calls to Artists

•    TEMPO (temporary art installations)

•    LaunchPAD 

•    Pre-Qualified Artist Pool

Check out the City's Art Collection

Browse the City's Art Collection online!

Take a self-guided walking tour of artwork in the City of Austin Collection located near downtown.

Art in Public Places Year in Review

Art in Public Places Year in Review 2020