Chicago Public Art Program


Request For Qualifications (RFQ) for Riverwalk East Public Art Design Project

Deadline for Submissions: Friday, October 26, 2018 at 11:59pm, CST


Artwork by Jackie Kazarian

The Chicago Public Art Collection includes more than 500 works of art exhibited in over 150 municipal facilities around the city, such as police stations, libraries, and CTA stations. As part of the City of Chicago’s Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events, the Public Art Program administers the Chicago Public Art Collection and implements the City’s Percent for Art Ordinance. The Collection provides the citizens of Chicago with an improved public environment and enhances city buildings and spaces with quality works of art by professional artists.

Chicago Public Art Collection Highlights

Monument to the Great Northern Migration Crossing Kerry James Marshall's Knowledge and Wonder
Floating Family  Current  Rara Avis
Riverwalk Gateway Snow Sculpture for Chicago Haymarket Memorial
Harold Washington Library 911 Center Branch Libraries
Midway Airport Gallery 37 Center for the Arts Goldblatt's Building
Chicago Police Headquarters Jacob's Ladder Crown Fountain
 Cloud Gate  Dawn Shadows  The Picasso
 Fountain of Time  I Will  Four Seasons
 Agora  Carpet  Monument with Standing Beast



For information on the Public Art Percent-for-Art Ordinance, Chicago Public Art Guide, Policies & Procedures and  the Percent-for-Art Fund Financial Statements, visit our Publications & Reports page.

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Chicago's Public Art Guide

Use the maps referenced below to find locations and information on Chicago's public art.

Download the Chicago Public Art Guide (.pdf) (06/04)