Baltimore Public Art Commission

Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts, 10 E. Baltimore St., 10th Floor, Baltimore, MD 21202

The Baltimore City Public Art Commission (PAC) serves as a citizen review board who is charged with administering Baltimore City’s Percent-for-Public Art program, as well as reviewing permanent gifts of public art to Baltimore. The Commission is both an advisory and decision making body. The Commission is composed of nine members, appointed by the Mayor to serve for a Mayoral Term of four years and may be reappointed to serve up to two consecutive terms. All members of the Commission must be qualified credentialed professionals and fill, you can read more about the composition of the Commission and it’s functions in the Public Art Guidelines.

The next meeting will take place on Wednesday, January 18, 2017 at 4:30pm.  All meetings take place at the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts, located at 10 East Baltimore Street, 10th Floor.  The Commission is responsible for the administering of the city’s 1% For Public Art Program, as well as the review and approval of all gifts of permanent public art to the city of Baltimore.

2015 Agendas & Meeting Minutes

2016 Agendas & Meeting Minutes

Upcoming Agenda

All are encouraged to attend. All meetings take place at the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts, located at 10 East Baltimore Street, 10th Floor.  The commission is responsible for the administering of the city’s 1% For Public Art Program, as well as the review and approval of all gifts of permanent public art to the city of Baltimore.

January 18th Agenda:

I. Special Presentation: A speech about the importance of Public Art from the student scholars of Lillie May Jackson Charter School. (The students spent the fall learning about and researching public art and would like to present their perspective to the Commission.)
II. Approval of prior meeting minutes
III. A message from the Commission Chair, Elford Jackson
IV. Design Review:
      Project: Central Avenue Streetscape & Bridge
      Department: DOT
      Artists: Fallon Graham Land Art (FGLA)
V. Program Update: Implementing citywide art, murals and monument database

For special accommodations (interpreter, hearing/vision, parking) contact by the Monday prior to the meeting:

Ryan Patterson | Public Art Administrator 
Email: rpatterson@promotionandarts.org | Phone: 443-263-4338

Public Participation

For information, or to request an agenda item on an upcoming Public Art Commission Meeting agenda, please contact:

Ryan Patterson | Public Art Administrator 
Email: rpatterson@promotionandarts.org | Phone: 443-263-4338

Commission Members

Sandra Abbott, Curator/Educational Institution
Elissa Blount-Moorhead, Artist
Mary Demory, City Council President’s Appointee
Frank Dittenhafer, Architect
Elford Jackson*, Civil Engineer
KuoPao Lian, Architect
Brian Oster, Architect
Jeremy Rountree, Artist/Lawyer
Scott Rykiel, Landscape Architect

*Denotes Commission Chair

Occasionally there may be a vacancy on the Public Art Commission. If you would like to be considered to fill a vacancy or to serve on the Commission in the next Mayoral term, you may apply here.