What is Public Art? 

Public art assists in the expression of a community's sense of identity and enhances the visual landscape and character of the city. It encourages community participation through collaboration with artists, design professionals, and developers. Most importantly, public art is accessible to everyone and it can increase the livability, safety and desirability of a neighborhood or a city. With the establishment of Fort Worth Public Art (FWPA) in 2001, the City of Fort Worth said “YES!” to enhancing civic architecture, creating harmonious public spaces, and fostering artfully designed infrastructure.  

How are Fort Worth residents involved in the public art process?

During the planning process, key community stakeholders have an opportunity to help select the artist and share their values and insights through community meetings. The artist considers their input when designing the artwork to create a piece that reflects community identity. To get involved, attend an event or community meeting.

       Learn more about the process here.    


 Share your thoughts on the Fort Worth Public Art Annual Work Plan (Fiscal Year 2020) at the

July 15 & August 12 Art Commission Meetings.


Public Art Program Plans:


   FY 2019 Annual Work Plan 

   Public Art Plan for the 2018 Bond Program

   Fort Worth Public Art Master Plan Update (Adopted 2017)




Public Art Ordinances and Amendments:

Fort Worth Public Art Percent for Art Ordinance

2014 Ordinance Amendment 

2016 Ordinance Amendment 


Plans for Specific Sites and Locations:

DRAFT- Lake Como Master Plan  

East Lancaster Master Plan

    Long Range Plan for Public Art Fund

Project Updates:

Brennan Bridge - Lebow Channel  

Westcreek Drive Pedestrian Bridge

North Beach Corridor



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