CONWAY PUBLIC ART MASTER PLAN

WHY IS PUBLIC ART IMPORTANT TO US?

Public art can celebrate and make visible our aspirations, values and heritage.

It can give expression to the many directions that constitute our communities and can characterize our sense of place. Public art can be used to activate public space and invigorate cities. Thoughtfully implemented public art can offer cultural meaning to Conway and convey its spirit and energy to ourselves and our visitors.

WHY DOES CONWAY NEED A
PUBLIC ART MASTER PLAN?

The Conway Public Art Master Plan will help integrate and unite our City together through defining and projecting our values and unique qualities to the immediate region and the world beyond our borders. Our plan will create a roadmap for how we strategically enhance and activate our community's public realm with public art in a way that celebrates Conway's spirit and artistic expressions.

HOW CAN PUBLIC ART TRANSFORM A CITY?

Public art provides meaning to our public spaces, reflects our history, current conditions and the aspirations of our city. It adds uniqueness to our neighborhoods, and humanizes our built environment. Public art provides the intersection between our past, present, and future, and also has the power to elevate and unite our city through its unique ability to create gains in social, economic, and cultural value.

Social Value: When people see themselves reflected in their civic spaces, they have a sense of attachment that allows them to feel ownership and respect.

Economic Value: Enhancing the identity and character of Conway through public art directly supports cultural tourism and economic development strategies, which can attract and retain residents.

Cultural Value: Public Art has the power to invite contemplation, cultivate curiosity and creative thinking, and to create uniqueness through the reflection of local history and culture which gives communities a sense of place and identity. 

WHAT DOES PUBLIC ART LOOK LIKE IN 2021?

  • Artist: MADSTEEZZ

  • Example of Lighting

  • Sample of Lighting

  • Artist: Bruce Munro

  • Artist: Bruce Munro

  • Artist: Guido Van Helten

  • Artist: Jae-Hyo Lee

  • Artist: Jan Hendrix

  • Artist: Jan Hendrix

  • Artist: Jan Hendrix

  • Artist: Michael McGillis

  • Artist: Stephen Knapp

  • Artist: Stephen Knapp

  • Artist: Benjamin Lozninger

HOW CAN I GET INVOLVED?

Anyone who lives, works, or invests in Conway is encouraged to be involved in shaping the Public Art Master Plan. Here’s how:

  1. Tell us about the City. Take our Community Treasure Survey and tell us where Conway's treasures are.

     

  2. Get creative. Think about what makes Conway interesting, unique, a great place to visit or a great place to call home… then send us those thoughts via photos, renderings, sketches, essays, short stories, ideas, tall tales and one-liners. Just use the “Submit Image or Idea” button below.

     

  3. Email us. Contact us anytime below.
Conway Treasures
Submit Image or Idea
Take The Survey!
Contact Us

SHARE WITH US

HOW TO SHARE

  1. Navigate to area in Conway to drop a pin.
  2. Click the Green selection button in the top left corner.
  3. Drop pin where you'd like to mark your selection.
  4. Choose a type of pin and share a description of it.

COLOR KEY

Orange: Special Stories

Yellow: Special Places

Red: Special People

Blue: Special Art Pieces

Black: Where Public Art Currently Exists

Lavender: Where Public Art Should Exist

WHAT IS THE TIMELINE FOR THE CONWAY PUBLIC ART MASTER PLAN?

August - October 2021: Information Gathering and Research, Project Planning, Stakeholder Engagement

November - February 2022: Community Engagement

March - May 2022: Arts Plan Writing

June 2022: Community Review of Recommendations

July 2022: Community Presentation of Final Public Art Master Plan

UPCOMING EVENTS

FOCUS GROUPS

WHEN

They are ongoing!
Interested in participating in one?
Click Register below.
An email will be sent out
very soon with multiple
scheduling options!

WHERE

In-Person and Virtually Hosted

REGISTER

RESOURCES

Coming Soon.

EMAIL PROJECT TEAM

POWERED BY