Where do we usually see art?
The first thing you may think of might be an art museum. What about, on the walls of our homes, or in businesses, or doctor/dentist office? Sometimes furniture is carved or molded in unusual and creative ways, light fixtures or lamps can become works of art. Fabrics are made using art, think about the images, or patterns on pillows or blankets. What about statues of famous people or animals?
What is Public Art?
Public art is visually and physically accessible to the public – it is installed or staged in public spaces, usually outside. Art for public spaces enhances the experience of that space, inspiring pride and contributing to a deeper understanding of our community. It often relates to the history, culture, or mythology of the area.
This fun sculpture is part of Jim Griffith Memorial Skatepark, a 15,000 SF concrete park named after late mayor Jim Griffith, who was an advocate for Tigard youth and the skate park project. Fun fact: Jim Griffith Memorial Skatepark was designed and built by Dreamland Skateparks. Raise a quiet hand if you have seen the dinosaur sculpture.