The City of Birmingham invites you to enjoy the art we have on display and engage a friend, neighbor, or stranger on which piece is their favorite. The Birmingham Public Arts Board is responsible for assisting in the review and placement of public art installations throughout Birmingham.
Sculpture Call For Entry
The City of Birmingham is conducting a call for entry for new sculptures in four locations and can provide a $2,000 stipend for approved artwork. Learn more about the Call For Entry locations here.
Art in Public Spaces
The objective of Art in Public Spaces is to educate the community on the value of public art and enhance the visual character of the community. Learn more about the City's sculpture program as well as its artists in the City's Art in Public Spaces Pamphlet.
Public Art Loans and Donations
The City of Birmingham has a number of sculptures located in public spaces throughout town. If you wish to display art on public property, please download the application.
‘City Bloom: Birmingham’ Art Exhibit Installed along Rouge River Trails
Those who walk along the Rouge River trails in Birmingham will enjoy beautiful art installations from Linden Park to Booth Park. Local artist Laurie Tennent and Robert Kidd Gallery worked with the City’s Public Arts Board to present the year-long exhibit titled ‘City Bloom: Birmingham’. The exhibition is on loan to the City through October 2021. Learn more about the artist at https://laurietennentbotanicals.com/.
Terminating Vistas in Downtown Birmingham
City staff has coordinated with the Public Arts Board to create a report recommending ways in which public art may enhance designated terminating vistas throughout downtown Birmingham. Terminating Vistas are considered areas where a building or structure terminates a view, and is by ordinance required to have distinct and prominent architectural features of enhances character and visibility. Lean more about the public art recommendations for terminating vistas in the full report.
Downtown Sculpture Tour & Brochure
Did you know that downtown Birmingham and its nearby parks are home to 15 art sculptures? Download a Downtown Sculpture Tour & Brochure Map and discover them today. Make a list of your favorite sculptures and compare lists with friends and family.
Download the coloring pages here and enjoy!
Snap a picture of your completed page and send it to firstname.lastname@example.org with the artist’s name and age (and any other artist information you’d like posted). Submissions may be featured on the City’s social media accounts.
You can find sculpture photos for drawing inspiration on the City's Art in Public Spaces Pinterest Page.
Scrolling through the map below will include sculpture locations throughout Birmingham, Michigan. Clicking on each location will bring up a photo of each sculpture along with the title and artist name.