Drive through any Iowa community and you are likely to find some form of public art. While they may not always be obvious to the eye, art installations can be found in parks, city halls, libraries, open spaces, sidewalks and more. Public art can include sculptures, murals and paintings as well as performances, concerts or lectures. These various forms of art can have a lasting impact on a community, enhancing its aesthetics, bolstering economic development, shaping a positive identity and improving the overall quality of life.
The full story can be found in the March 2016 issue of Cityscape by Iowa League of Cities. The story was featured on the cover and pages 23-25.