Peoria Public Art
The Peoria Arts Commission oversees Peoria’s public art program. Funding for art projects comes from the city’s capital improvement projects (streets, parks, fire stations, libraries, etc.) which contribute one percent of the total cost of the projects into a dedicated arts fund. The arts fund is then used for acquiring public art.
Slideshow Gallery of Peoria Public Art
View a slideshow of the public art that can be seen throughout Peoria.
New Public Art Project: Pioneer Park
Four Finalists were selected. A panel of Arts Commissioners, artists and residents reviewed 79 artists’ submittals. The finalists are Thomas H. Sayre of Raleigh, NC; Gary Slater of Tempe, AZ; Frank Swanson of Littleton, CO and Madeline Wiener of Denver, CO.
"Puppy Love" - Sculpture Enhancement
A life-sized bronze sculpture of a young boy, girl, and puppy playing with a water spigot by Texas artist Marianne Caroselli. The artwork was installed in February 2003. In 2012 it was moved to Osuna Park to have a larger viewing audience. Artist Kristine Kollasch added ceramic features to the new pedestal holding the sculpture.