This annual public art program gives Iowa sculptors the opportunity to showcase their work around the Iowa City community. The City of Iowa City’s Public Art Advisory Committee (PAAC) selects sculptures based on submissions to be put on display for a year.

In 2022, there are eight locations scattered throughout the community at Terry Trueblood Recreation Area, along the Iowa River Trail, in Riverfront Crossings Park, and at Mercer and Scott parks. View the map for specific locations.

These temporary exhibits will be on display through July, 2023. Artists will receive a commission of $1,500 for the one-year display.

Watch the video below for an overview of the selected works. Visit for more details on the program, including a video of each artist outlining their work.

Date of publication

Friday, August 26, 2022