In 1988, Art in Public Places (AIPP) was created by Prince George's County Council legislation amidst a rising number of jurisdictional, "Percent for Art" initiatives emerging nationwide in support of public artwork in building construction. The program applies at least 1% of the construction costs of certain new County civic buildings and major renovations of County civic buildings, to the acquisition and installation of artwork.
Art in Public Places was formed to provide meaningful opportunities for artists, to contribute to the development of art and culture in Prince George's County and to visually enhance public settings for its citizens. The program also strives to further its mission through collaborations with other organizations and private sector construction in the County to facilitate the presence of public artwork in a greater variety of locations.
To see how artwork is selected, visit our Selection Process page
For more information about Art in Public Places, contact Office of Central Services Office of the Director at 301-883-6450.