Public art sculpture of wood and greenery in water

Public Art

MSAC's Public Art Across Maryland Program promotes and supports the inclusion of art in the everyday experiences of Marylanders.

What is Public Art? It can be work of any kind in any media, indoors or outdoors, temporary or permanent, free and accessible, that engages the community who will experience the work. Through direct commissions, grants, technical assistance, and professional development we support those planning, making, and caring for art in public spaces across the state.

The Artwork Commissions program contracts artists to create artwork for new or renovated state buildings. Artists interested in being considered for upcoming Artwork Commission opportunities through 2025, should apply to the new Maryland Public Artist Roster.

Public art connects communities creating engaging public spaces for all to enjoy. Click here to read more about completed projects and projects in implementation that highlight the Artwork Commissions Program.

MSAC offers information on how to apply for projects, technical guidance, and professional development resources for artists and organizations planning, commissioning and creating public art. Click here for more information.


The Artwork Commissions program commissions public artwork for new or renovated state-owned buildings and facilities across Maryland. The artwork becomes part of the State collection and contributes to the daily lives of all who live, work, and visit Maryland. Read more.
The Public Art Across Maryland program offers Conservation Grants to support the conservation and preservation of existing public artworks in Maryland. Read more.
The Public Art Across Maryland New Artworks Grant offers funding to support the planning, creation, and installation of new local public art projects. Read more.