Art on the Street Selection Process

One of the best things about public art is that there is something for everyone!

Each year the Public Art Committee (PAC) selects work from over 100 sculpture submissions from around the country. Artists submit a wide range of styles and materials, the PAC believes is important to select a variety of sculptures for a diverse and eclectic collection for all to enjoy.

When looking at the submitted works, the Committee considers:

  • Artists' backgrounds and intentions
  • Style (representational or abstract; serious or whimsical)
  • Material (bronze, stone, aluminum, concrete)
  • Durability (will it last outdoors for 1 year?)
  • Subject matter
  • Use of recycled or new materials
  • Kinetic or interactive
  • Technical mastery

The Public Art Committee strives to put together an interesting and diverse collection for residents and visitors of Lafayette to enjoy. If there's a sculpture you are not crazy about we encourage you to have a conversation with someone who loves it. You might even change your mind about how you see it. But it's okay if you don't. 

If you are talking about the art, it's doing one of its jobs: building community through dialogue. The PAC hopes they have managed to select at least one piece that you like, if not more.