Public Art

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Public Art
Public Art
Public Art
Public Art
Public Art

“Public art, in all its diversity, can mediate all spaces as Places.”

- Public art pioneer John Newling

The Town of Vienna encourages public art as a means of distinguishing the community, creating a unique sense of place, and bringing beauty, creativity, and culture to everyday life.


Public art in Vienna is created and supported through private efforts, community organizations, and the Town of Vienna’s Vienna Public Art Commission, which advises and assists Town Council on matters related to the advancement of public art.

Public art in Vienna

Taking Flight

  • Bronze statue created by Seth Vandable and located in 2017 at the Vienna Community Center entrance.
  • Dedicated in honor of all community volunteers, but particularly late Mayor M. Jane Seeman.
  • Coordinated by Vienna Public Art Commission and supported by an array of community groups and individuals who raised $45,000 for the artwork and its base.

 Small Town, Big Community

Vienna Shopping Center Mural

  • 200-foot long mural on the back of the Vienna Shopping Center, visible from Cottage Street, created in 2018 by Eleanor Doughty and Emily Herr, with support from Madison High School art students.
  • Funded by Rappaport Management Co. and coordinated by the Vienna Public Art Commission.


  • In March 2020, an anonymous local couple donated a LOVE sign made of metal tubes that was installed at the entrance of Northside Park along the W&OD Trail. 
  • Share your photos and share the love on social media using the hashtag #LoveViennaVA.
  • Organizations or individuals can reserve dates to decorate the LOVE sign for holidays and special occasions. The Vienna Public Art Commission manages the decorating calendar. For more information, please send an emailLOVE sign decorating agreement

LOVE Sign - Christmas Love Sign - Valentines Day


Take a Seat Bench AuctionTake a Seat, Vienna

  • In celebration of its 50th anniversary in 2020, Vienna Arts Society painted, displayed around Town, and then auctioned more than 40 benches.
  • Several of the benches remain on public display through donations to the Town or via community organizations. Bench locations include the Vienna Dog Park, Vienna Community Center, Town Green, Freeman   Store,  and Patrick Henry Library.

Public Art


Sustainability-themed painted storm drains

  • Student representatives on the Vienna Public Art Commission and Madison High School art students painted about a half dozen storm drains around the community center and along Church and Mill streets in 2019 and 2020.
  • The water conservation-themed paintings were designed to be temporary.

Additional murals

  • Several private businesses have murals painted on their facades, including Whole Foods, Spokes, and a Dominion Street office building near the red caboose.

Public art donations

Help bring additional public art to the Town of Vienna by making a donation. Donations made to the Vienna Public Art Foundation may be tax deductible; consult your accountant.