The planning process for the Public Art Plan, the City's first, began in June 2021. The Public Art Plan utilizes input from residents and stakeholders to define a vision for the City’s public art program (see community survey results at the bottom of the page). The plan sets the framework to achieve these community goals. The plan's primary goal is to continue to enhance the artistic identity and cultural life in Cedar Rapids for its residents, businesses and visitors.
City Council adopted the Public Art Plan at their April 26, 2022 meeting:
Public outreach in the summer of 2021 included focus groups, a survey, an open house, a drop-in happy hour for informal engagement and discussion about local art, and several pop-up events throughout the community.