By City Charter, the Art Commission’s responsibilities include the approval of works of art on, or extending over, any City property; the design of buildings, bridges, fences and other structures built by the City; and any privately owned signs, skywalks or other structures that extend over public property. City ordinances also provide that no existing work of art owned by the City can be moved or altered without commission approval except under emergency conditions. The Municipal Art Commission oversees the administration of the Kansas City One Percent for Art Program. Through the One Percent for Art Program, the mission of the Municipal Art Commission is to serve as a catalyst for artistic growth and aesthetic excellence in our communities, and in doing so, enhance the vitality of Kansas City and enrich the lives of our residents.
Municipal Art Commission Office
City Hall, 17th floor
414 E. 12th St. Kansas City, MO 64106
816-513-3422 (p) | email@example.com
Municipal Art Commission programs and resources:
- Art in the Park – Art in the Park is an initiative of the City Of Kansas City to showcase public and performance art while reinforcing the City’s commitment to investing in local artists. The Ilus Davis Park installation marks the City’s second Art in the Park exhibit, with the program concept originally establish in the 1980s, Avenue of the Arts. This year we are adding monthly performances to the temporary art installation.
- MAPIT – Mural Arts Program Inspiring Transformation
- Encroachments/Project Review
- One Percent for Art catalog (PDF)
- Sign up for the Public Art Opportunities mailing list
- Public Art Frequently Asked Questions
- Avenue of the Arts
- Map of US Public Art Programs