Guided by Oregon's Percent for Art legislation, the Arts Commission manages the state's Percent for Art in Public Places Program, which places art in public buildings throughout the state.
The Arts Commission believes that art in public places promotes visually diverse and culturally rich environments that enhance the state's public spaces and contribute to the lives of Oregon’s residents and visitors.
Oregon's Percent for Art legislation guides the acquisition of artwork for state's collection of art in public places, which includes more than 2,400 works of art.
Explore Oregon's Percent for Art Collection through our online portal.
Managed by the Oregon Arts Commission, the Oregon Art in Public Places Roster is used as a resource for art in public places selection committees to identify artists most suitable for their community and specific project needs.
Oregon's Percent for Art in Public Places program releases open calls to artists for select projects, which are listed on this page. You can also sign up to receive notification of calls to artists for art in public places projects.
Arts & Education Complex, Oregon State University, Deadline August 20, 2021: $390,000 is available to commission site-specific artwork