Arts Council of Greater Morgantown

Public Art


Simply put public art is art in public spaces. Public art enhances the aesthetic appreciation of space and is seen as a unique way to differentiate our community.

The Public Art Passport

The Arts Council of Greater Morgantown (ACGM), with support from the Visit Mountaineer Country Convention and Visitors Bureau (VMCCVB) is releasing a new Public Art Passport and online database to help track and map all public art pieces in our community. Ranging from downtown Morgantown to the extending rail trail, our public art list has more than 60 local public art pieces and more than 20 art site locations. This list will be updated as new artworks and projects are added to our community.

The following information is provided by the AMERICANS for the ARTS website

Public Art 101

Public art is often site-specific, meaning it is created in response to the place and community in which it resides. Though an asset to the community, the development and management of public art can be a complex process. Learn here what public art is, why it is important to a community, how it is developed and created, and view a case study that showcases the positive impact public art can have on a community.


The Public Art Resource Center (PARC) is an online portal for professionals and artists to find information and tools tailored for your role in the public art field. PARC will provide easy to access tools and information to assist you in making public art happen in your community. – Click here For More Information

Provided By Morgantown Magazine

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