JCCC Honors Journal


The popularity of public art has grown in the past few decades; one of the main reasons for this is because public art brings a number of benefits to the city. Not only does public art create a more vibrant space for the residents of that city, it also helps attract businesses. The benefits that come with having public art have become evident to municipalities across the country, and in turn cities have started to invest more money and resources into their public art programs. One focus of these departments has been to develop a website that shows off their public art collection, and to develop a database that makes their public art even more accessible. In this paper I will examine the city of Austin’s public arts website, and contrast it with Minneapolis’ and Atlanta’s sites, as well as outline the importance of public art and how it has helped shaped Kansas City.