City of Greenville plans broader canvas for public art program
Greenville city officials are hoping the first public art master plan will guide the program’s future not only downtown, but in schools, neighborhoods and commercial corridors where art could be used to draw attention to areas still spotted with for-sale signs and holes in redevelopment. A key goal for the public art master plan is to spell out the process of how to get public art installed, which requires approval from the Arts in Public Places Commission and, if the piece is located downtown, the city’s Design Review Board. Until now, the program has been mostly reactionary, meeting with organizations that want to install public art — usually bronze sculptures — providing matching funds or sending out requests for proposals, said Ed Zeigler, chairman of the Arts in Public Places Commission.
Via: The Greenville News