Americans for the Arts recognizes Seed the Change with national Year in Review award

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.

detail of Seed the Change. I’m the one laying down. Shot from the 40 ft. scissor lift. sunflower, safflower, and millet seed 2016.

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