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​​​​​​​​​​Virtual art tour

​Now you can take a virtual tour of public art in Ann Arbor. Learn more about each piece and the artist behind it. The tool also works on your smartphone, essentially​ serving as a digital guide. City-of-Ann-Arbor-Public-Art-Tour.png​​​

Youth art month

Youth Art Month is an annual observance, in March, designed to emphasize the value of art education for all youth. It is an opportunity to connect our community with our youth's creativity to illustrate the importance of fostering artistry and innovation. 

​​"I Voted" sticker designs wanted! ​

It’s time to get creative! Your design could be chosen to help promote voting in Ann Arbor. The City Clerk's Office is seeking local artists, including students, to design the City's 2020 "I V​oted" sticker and the public is invited to vote on the final designs.​

City gallery art      ​​
In collaboration with the City of Ann Arbor, the Ann​ Arbor Art Center curates rotating exhibitions in the City Council Chambers. Each exhibition highlights the talent and creativity of artists who live and work in Ann Arbor and throughout Washtenaw County. 

Marc McCay (Toledo, OH)

February 26- April, 13, 2020 

About the Artist​
Marc McCay is an artist and educator based in Toledo, OH. He received his Master of Fine Arts in Printmaking from Indiana University, Bloomington, Henry Radford Hope School of Fine Arts.

Coming from California and having traversed the country several times he finally landed in the Midwest. In addition to his printing practice, Marc also manages the Ceramics Studio at the Ann Arbor Art Center and is an active member of M12 Studio, an award-winning interdisciplinary group of artists, researchers, and writers collectively based in Colorado.​

Get involved ​

You can get involved by making a donation, organizing a ​neighborhood public art project, volunteer to serve on an AAPAC sub-committee or offer suggestions for public art themes and locations.  If you'd like to suggest location, or concept, ideas for public art that the city could commission, please send an email to​ or write to us at:​

Public Art Commission

We are not a source of funding and any proposed project should address a plan for funding. AAPAC image.jpgHowever, we can provide visibility and feedback for proposals submitted and, if municipal space is part of your project, city ordinance requires you to seek our recommendations first. AAPAC  meetings are open to the public; agendas and minutes for the Public Art Commission are stored on the Legistar Calendar.  

Reference Materials

AAPAC Commissioners:
Ali Ramla​wi, City Council Liaison (non-voting)
Allison Buck, Chair, ​Marketing Director 
Debra Mexicotte, Vice Chair, ArtsEngine Managing Director​​
Jonah Copi, Property Manager
Colleen Crawley, Designer
David Esau, Architect
Sophie Grillet, Fine Artist
John Kotarski, Educator
Mary Thiefels, Visual and Media Arts Manager
Peggy Wier-Leonard, Elementary Art Teacher​

The Public Art Commission currently has (1) upcoming vacancy.  Citizens interested in supporting and promoting the City of Ann Arbor through partic​ipationon a city board or commission, please visit the Boards and Commissions page.

Ann Arbor Public Art Commission
City of Ann Arbor
Public Services  - City Hall 6th Floor
301 E. Huron Street
PO Box 8647
Ann Arbor,​ MI 48107

734.794.6310 x43102
Fax: 734.994.1816​