WASHINGTON, DC, June 16, 2017—Americans for the Arts today honors 49 outstanding public
arts projects created in 2016 through the Public Art Network Year in Review program, the only
national program that specifically recognizes the most compelling public art. Chosen by a jury
from 325 entries representing communities across the country, the roster of winning projects
was unveiled at Americans for the Arts’ 2017 Annual Convention in San Francisco.
The Public Art Network is a program of Americans for the Arts, designed to provide services to
the diverse field of public art and to develop strategies and tools to improve communities
through public art. The network’s constituents are public art professionals, visual artists, design
professionals, and communities and organizations planning public art projects and programs.
Americans for the Arts is the leading nonprofit organization for advancing the arts and arts
education in America. With offices in Washington, D.C., and New York City, it has a record of
more than 55 years of service. Americans for the Arts is dedicated to representing and serving
local communities and creating opportunities for every American to participate in and appreciate
all forms of the arts. Additional information is available at www.AmericansForTheArts.org.