Vienna Public Art Commission

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mural progress5The Vienna Public Art Commission advises and assists the Town Council on matters related to public art, including program development and funding.

Public art is defined as art in any media that has been planned and executed with the intention of being staged on Town property, the public right-of-way, or as part of common areas in developments subject to architectural review.  Artwork may include statues, murals and more. You know it when you see it. _DSC7200The train, the “map” of Vienna, children taking flight, LOVE, butterfly wings - public art makes a place you’ve known all your life suddenly new, a destination, a place to go.

VPAC Master Plan

Get Involved

There are a few ways to be part of public art in Vienna. You don’t need to be an artist—just to care about building community through art.
  • Consider applying to become a Vienna Public Art Commission member.
  • The Vienna Public Art Foundation (VPAF) was established to act as the philanthropic arm of VPAC; it provides funding and other resources to support projects recommended by the commission. The Foundation is currently seeking board members with experience working for a foundation or with the grant-writing process.
  • The Friends of Vienna Public Art volunteer on an ad hoc basis at community events and in support of public art projects. We contact our entire volunteer list when the need arises; you can choose which efforts work for you. We anticipate 2-4 hours, once or twice a year.
taking flight12 There is so much potential for public art in our town. It just takes time, coordination, funding and often, more hands! Apply today and be a part of Vienna public art!


Please consider donating to support public art in Vienna. 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

Town Enhancement Art Sculpture Project
for application submission and questions contact Lu Cousins at


The Vienna Public Art Commission meets at 7 p.m. the third Tuesday of each month.

Meeting location
Northside Room
Vienna Community Center
120 Cherry St. SE

Agendas and minutes

Commission members

  • Michael Cheselka, Chair
  • Midge Biles, Vice-Chair
  • Lu Elizabeth Cousins
  • Michelle Kang
  • Amy Carlini
  • Maureen Barrett
  • Chloe Dehn
  • Conservation and Sustainability Commission representative (vacant)
  • High School Senior representative (vacant)


Staff Representative Kathy Blevins