Bringing World-Class Art to Summit
Copenhagen. Miami Beach. Brooklyn. Summit?

That's right.

Artist Tom Fruin’s sculpture Maxikiosco, a magnificent stained-glass kaleidoscope of color and light, has been exhibited in major cities around the world, from Buenos Aires to Copenhagen to New York—and now right here in Summit!

That Summit happens to be the latest stop is, of course, no accident. Since 2002, Summit Public Art has installed more than 75 pieces of temporary art throughout our community, many by artists of national and international renown.

This year promises to be one of our strongest yet. From an interactive mural that invites you try on a pair of wings, to an illuminated "light house" that glows at night, to an outdoor photo exhibit that movingly captures the impact of the pandemic on the Summit community, SPA's new season offers several must-see works by a number of internationally-acclaimed artists. 

At a time when many museums and galleries have been forced to close, Summit Public Art’s open-air gallery remains free and open and perfect for families and social distancing. As artist Donna Dodson notes, “In times of social isolation we all need the creative distraction artists provide. Art is an essential service."

Above: Tom Fruin's Maxikiosco
Summit Public Art Needs You!
Did you know that the public art you see around Summit is made possible by friends and neighbors just like you?

As a 100% volunteer-run, donor-funded nonprofit organization, we rely entirely on the generosity of Summit residents to provide the public art and community projects that you, your families, and visitors to our town enjoy on a daily basis. We know that this has been an especially challenging year for our community, which is why we have resisted asking for financial support until the time of our life-sustaining annual appeal. That time is now.

If you would like to help us continue to enrich and inspire our community through public art, please remember us this Giving Tuesday, Dec. 1st, and click on the button below:
To those who have already given, we thank you for your support! To those who would like to help, we would greatly appreciate any contribution you can make at this time—no donation is too small!

We are truly thankful to live in a town that embraces the arts and responds so positively to public art.

Thank You, Summit!

Kelsey Montague's signature series of angel wing murals, What Lifts You,
can be found on six continents and in dozens of cities around the globe.
Summit's pair of cardinal sculptures, Love Long Last, is one of a series of "Avian Avatars" exhibited across the country by The Myth Makers, Donna Dodson and Andy Moerlein.
James Tyler's colossal Brickhead sculptures can be seen across the U. S. and now here in Summit.
Troika by Aurora Robson
Anomie Exquisite
by Andrew Light
Efflorescence by Kate Dodd
Photos by Joanie Schwarz from the outdoor photo exhibit
Summit Under Quarantine.
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