Byways of Iowa Public Art Initiative

Byways of Iowa Public Art Initiative

Public art is being developed and constructed across Iowa to build arts engagement in communities along Scenic Byways.

The Byways of Iowa Foundation and the Northeast Iowa RC&D are working with partners across the state to develop the first 16 large public art pieces in Iowa Scenic Byway communities. Communities that are currently participating and their local project contacts are below:

Design concepts were imagined and developed by local community leaders, residents, and youth. These beautiful, one of a kind art pieces enhance our communities, encourage travelers to slow down and spend time in our historic downtowns, improve the social and economic vitality of Iowa communities, and foster economic development. They also encourage visitors from around the world to travel throughout Iowa to enjoy unique art and spend time and money along Iowa’s Scenic Byways.