Learn how to make a public art project happen in your community

A Public Art 101 Workshop will be held from 9-11:30 a.m. Friday, May 24, at the East Central Regional Arts Council, 112 Main St. S., Braham.

This workshop is for artists, county administrators, township clerks, city managers, parks and recreation departments, chambers of commerce, schools, art administrators and library directors.

There is no charge for this event, but you must register by emailing your name and contact information to [email protected] by May 21.

About the workshop

Are you interested in having more public art in your community? Are you wondering how to involve artists in placemaking and public improvement projects?

The East Central Regional Arts Council (ECRAC) in partnership with Forecast Public Art invite you to learn about the exciting field of public art and how you can get started with your own public art projects. You can also share your own successful Public Art projects with the group.

Forecast presenters will review recent national and international public art projects, and provide a step-by-step guided tour through the process of developing a public art project. They will also review the Public Art Toolkit.

Participants will also engage in a discussion on the benefits that public art can bring to your communities.  This introductory workshop will provide you with opportunities to meet with others in the region that are interested in public art, will help connect you with resources as you explore public art possibilities, and will provide inspiration to get your planning started.