How Public Art Can Enhance Communities After the Pandemic

Throughout the past year, we have seen many changes in the way that people experience and connect with art, from museums moving their exhibitions online to auction houses entering the Amazon age. As our world shifts to the “rebuilding stage” of the pandemic, public art can be a powerful tool for establishing more community-focused cities. 

Below, we explore the ways public art can help cultivate a positive environment moving forward. 

Public Art Builds Community Engagement 

In cities across the United States, we have seen that prioritizing public art can lead to increased levels of community engagement and social cohesion. With its ability to encompass a wide range of media, public art can be used to communicate powerful messages of hope or reassurance – something people are searching for as the world continues to change. 

Public art also brings a sense of cultural value and identity by highlighting a community and attracting people to its uniqueness. Art brings people together; displaying art in public places makes it accessible for everyone and inspires a feeling of belonging. 

Public Art Can Provide an Economic Boost

Public art generates excitement. This ultimately leads to increased foot traffic, which in turn benefits surrounding businesses. People travel to see the artwork and often continue wandering to nearby shops and restaurants. As businesses begin to open their doors again, inclusive and accessible artwork can help drive traffic to areas of town that may need a little more support. 

Public Art & Art Work FAS

Here at Art Work FAS, public art holds a special place in our hearts. From our sister company in Washington, Art Work Projects, which focuses specifically on public art installations, to our partnerships with restoration services, we are proud to support public artwork. 

With our referred restoration and preservation services, we acknowledge that some artwork may need regular maintenance to prevent damage from the passage of time or the environment. We partner with trusted specialists who provide professional maintenance for you and your public art piece. 

We also advise on optimal placement for installations, with both the public and your piece in mind. We ensure that the artwork is optimized for people to enjoy in a safe and secure setting. We are familiar with the challenges of installing public art and are skilled at finding display solutions for any public setting where art can be placed.

Specialized Knowledge From Our Experts  

For nearly 30 years, Art Work Fine Art Services has served as the trusted logistics partner to some of America’s most highly-regarded museums, galleries, collectors, and artists. We specialize in expert and custom solutions for domestic and international shipping, warehousing, and preservation of artwork. 

 Our team is made up of passionate experts in many mediums, including design, painting, printmaking, carpentry, photography, and sculpture. Art Work FAS offers services in Portland and Seattle, in addition to California’s Bay Area and Silicon Valley, Los Angeles, New York City, and across the Rocky Mountains.  

To request an estimate or find out more about the services Art Work Fine Art Services offers, contact us

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