The Public Art Program for the City of El Paso was adopted by City Council in 2006 as the effort to integrate public artworks throughout the City of El Paso. The Public Art Ordinance established that 2% for the arts program, setting aside 2%from every Capital Improvement Project budget for the acquisition of art for municipal property. Since its inception, the Public Art Program has strived to offer our local communities and neighborhoods insight, repose, delight and a distinctive sense of place in an effort to achieve the following Public Art Program goals:

- Enhance the quality of life of residents                                           

- Support creative and professional growth of the arts community 

- Support economic growth 

- Enhance the experience visitors have of El Paso 

- Promote  authentic images of El Paso as a unique place, community and destination. 


The mission of the Public Art Program is to commission and maintain a diverse collection of public artworks; support the inclusion of public art in private development and infrastructure built by others; promote the community's access to, appreciation of and enjoyment of visual art; and supports the emergence of public art practice in El Paso.

Public Art Committee

Public Art Master Plan 

Public Art Tour Brochure  Updated Version! 

Community meetings

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Public Art Opportunities

Allied Artist Program – Pre-Qualified Artist Pool - Continuous

The City of El Paso Allied Artist Program is to provide local artists the opportunity to assist experienced artists commissioned for major projects of $150,000 or more by the Public Art Program, in order to gain the technical and administrative expertise needed to compete within the field of public art. Allied Artists are matched up with commissioned artists based on their level of experience, artistic medium and general interests. Pre-qualified artists who are chosen for a specific project will be compensated for their service as an Allied Artist.

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