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Public Art in Oro Valley


Oro Valley is proud of the public art that adorns entryways, trails and buildings in our community.

We offer free Guided Public Art Tours the second and third Tuesday of the month.  

Also visit the interactive map on our website to see each piece of artwork and find information about the artist and the medium used.

Experience OV Public Art in person

Guided Public Art Tours are conducted on the following Tuesdays at the stated time. To register, click on the date you would like to participate.  Seating is limited so make your reservation today! 

June 11, 2019 9 a.m.  - 11 a.m. THIS TOUR IS FULL

There are no tours in July and August.  Registration for September tour dates will begin in mid-July.

What is the 1% Public Art Program?
In 1997, the town established a 1% Public Art Program, which requires that commercial developers set aside one percent of a projects total budget for the creation of public art. By passing the public art mandate, Oro Valley signaled an ongoing commitment to create beautiful surroundings that enhance the quality of life for all who live, work and play in the town. Developers and businesses are key to the 1% Public Art program. Check back often as our collection is cataloged and new projects are added.

Oro Valley Council Chambers: Featured Artist
Each month a new local artist is given the opportunity to feature work in Oro Valley Council Chambers. If you are a local artist or you know of a local artist that would like to be featured in the Council Chambers, please call 520-229-4700.

"Homeless" painting by Mark Little

"My life is a working through the process of merging thought and physical energy in between the auras of other entities, to develop the person I am and to enhance others by hjelping them discover the wondrous being inside themselves. Just as the figures in my paintings need each other to be complete, so my life is consolidated by the give and take of others, and their atmospherical integration through love." - Mark Little

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