Public Arts Commission

Public Art Guidelines

What it is:

In 2021 the Public Arts Commission was established by the City of Madison under Ordinance 2021-10. 

The City of Madison recognizes that Madison's growing public art collection reflects a community's dynamic evolution in which people of diverse generations, nationalities, cultures, interests, and lifestyles choose to live, work and play. 

Being designated a Cultural District by the State, the City of Madison recognizes the importance of beautifying public areas and finds that such investment significantly enhances the quality of life for its citizens, tourists, and business owners. 

The commission was established to bring more public art to our community and promotes creative spaces in an organized fashion. 

Public Arts Commission Members:

Kim Nyberg Chair Mayor
Eric Phagan Board Member Mayor
Tracy Wyne Board Member Mayor
Greg Goodknight Board Member Mayor
David Terrell Board Member Mayor

For questions, contact Emily McKinney, Associate Director of Economic Development, at


The board meets in work sessions as needed. Meeting dates are subject to change. Please see the meeting tab below for upcoming meeting dates.