Public art is visually or experientially meaningful artwork that is accessible to the public. Public art refers to original works of art in any artistic medium, permanent or temporary, a single event or piece, a series of installations or events, or part of an ongoing process enhanced over time. Public art in Beaverton can be as grand as the interior front wall of the Beaverton Library or as simple as artist-designed medallions marking historic properties.
Public art enhances the experience of people in public spaces, inspiring pride of place and contributing to the deeper understanding of that place, its people and history. Public art is a powerful tool in urban place-making – creating lasting connections between people and memorable public places.