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Images: (1) Courage Walk (2021) by Kai Ekbundit. City of Surprise, AZ. Photo courtesy of the collection.
(2) We Still Here! (2021) by Chip Thomas, aka Jetsonarama and Ursula Rucker. Mural Arts Philadelphia. Photo by Steve Weinik. (3) Sanctuary City of Past, Present and Future (2021) by Sam Weinberger. Straight Up Art Program Murals, New Haven. Photo courtesy of the collection. (4) Aurora Borealis, A Legacy Of Dreams (2021) by Annette Coleman. Colorado Mesa University. Photo courtesy of the artist. (5) Kubes in Action (2016) by Rafael Montilla. Temporary artist-sponsored project. Photo courtesy of the artist. (6) Flourish by Ed Carpenter (2021). City of Lake Oswego, OR. Photo by Mario Gallucci. (7) Know Your History (2017) by Tim Kerr. Alabama Mural Trail. Photo by Viktoria Havasi @magiccitymurals. (8) Point of Action (2020) by Nina Cooke John. Flatiron/23rd Street Partnership. Photo courtesy of the artist.
New & Updated Collection Spotlights

The Alabama Mural Trail aims to provide the state of Alabama a sense of community, drive economic impact, and bring people together. This statewide trail encourages both locals and tourists to discover Alabama the beautiful. More artworks will be added to the Mural Trail in the upcoming weeks and months.

Image: Space is Our Place by Jahni Moore. Photo courtesy John Dersham.
Los Alamos County Public Art

Explore Los Alamos County, New Mexico's collection on the Public Art Archive. The collection of 140 artworks features a combination of indoor and outdoor works throughout Los Alamos County. Explore on your desktop or your phone.

Image: Partly Cloudy II by Pat Walls. Photo courtesy of the collection.

Mural Arts Philadelphia's collection is growing on the Public Art Archive. Explore over thirty-five years of the organization's mural-making. New artworks from the collection are added weekly! Explore online and on-the-go.

Image: South Philly Musicians Remix by Eric Okdeh. Photo courtesy South Philly Musicians Remix copyright 2016 City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program / Eric Okdeh, Broad & Tasker Streets. Photo by Steve Weinik.
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Submit your artworks and collections at NO COST today! Contribute your public art data to the largest actively growing database of public art in the world.

Follow the steps on our Guide page to submit via, webform, or by using our import template to help you organize your data. All artworks submitted to the Public Art Archive are searchable on our desktop and mobile sites.
Collection-specific web apps are now available on the Public Art Archive. No downloads necessary! Make your public art collection even easier (and more fun!) to explore.

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About Us

The Public Art Archive (PAA) is a free, continually growing, online and mobile database of completed public artworks throughout the world. By uniting records from public art organizations and artists into one comprehensive resource, the Archive aims to raise awareness about the value of public art and help make it possible for stakeholders to advance the professionalism of public artists and practitioners in allied fields.
WESTAF (Western States Arts Federation) is a regional nonprofit arts service organization dedicated to strengthening the financial, organizational, and policy infrastructure of the arts in the West. WESTAF assists state arts agencies, arts organizations, and artists in their quest to serve diverse audiences, enrich the lives of local communities, and provide access to the arts and arts education for all. Through innovative programming, advocacy, research, technology, and grantmaking, WESTAF encourages the creative advancement and preservation of the arts regionally and through a national network of customers and alliances.

Founded in 1974, WESTAF is located in Denver and governed by a 22-member board of trustees comprised of arts leaders in the West. WESTAF serves the largest constituent territory of the six U.S. regional arts organizations and includes Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawai’i, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming.
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