To complement the artistic endeavors of the private sector, the City of Houston's ongoing vision to emphasize public art continues to expand the opportunities for citizens to enjoy art in public spaces. In 1999, the City of Houston established an ordinance mandating that 1.75% of qualified Capital Improvement Project monies be set aside for civic art.
The Houston Arts Alliance (HAA) has been officially formed through the merger of the Cultural Arts Council Houston/Harris County, the Municipal Art Commission, and the Civic Art Committee. The HAA now serves as a unified entity that will fund, advocate, preserve, and promote the arts in the Houston, and Harris county region.
The City of Houston is committed to the growth and development of the Houston arts community and local Houston artists. The Mayor's Cultural Affairs Office is responsible for managing Houston's civic art program, working with the arts community (including the museum and theater districts) and implementing the Mayor's historic preservation initiatives.
Selected Civic Art
Art By ZIP Code
Art by Location
Airports • Buffalo Bayou • City Hall / City Hall Annex • Downtown North • Downtown NW • Downtown SE • Downtown West • Elsewhere • Hermann Park / Houston Zoo • Hermann Park Garden Center • MacGregor Park • Market Square • Midtown / Third Ward • Montrose / Rice • River Oaks • Root Square • Sam Houston Park • Tranquillity Park • West of Downtown