Difficult Dialogues in the Public Art Process

Thursday, June 14, 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Public art projects in general are complex endeavors filled with many unanticipated and sensitive challenges. Frequently public art administrators are assigned these projects with little direction but high expectations. Funding sources, custom selection processes, partners, site selection, public opinion, future maintenance, ultimate ownership, and high emotional stakes are just a few of the hurdles encountered along the way to a meaningful and rewarding culmination. Hear true stories from public art professionals working on projects that sit at the cross-section of communities and difficult dialogues.