Donated Public Art Guidelines


The overall intent of the policy is to establish a formal procedure, a Donated Art Program, for the receipt and consideration of proposed donated art by the City of Hutchinson.


Public Art can be defined as any visual work of art displayed for two weeks or more in an open City-owned area, on the exterior of any City-owned facility, inside any City-owned facility in areas designated as public areas, or on non-City property if the work of art is installed or financed, either wholly or in part, with City funds or grants procured by the City.

Work of art includes, but is not limited to sculpture, monument, mural, fresco, relief, painting, fountain, banner, mosaic, ceramic, weaving, carving and stained glass. Works of art shall not normally include:

  • Reproductions or unlimited editions of original work.
  • “Art Objects” that are mass-produced.
  • Architectural rehabilitation or historical preservation, although works may be acquired in connection with such projects.


The principal goals of the Donated Public Art Program are:

  • To enrich the public environment for both residents and visitors to the community through the visual arts.
  • To nurture and enhance our art community.
  • To increase public access to works of art and to promote understanding and awareness of the visual arts in the public environment.
  • To promote diversity and pluralism in Public Art and to reflect a wide range of expression.
  • To contribute to the civic pride of our community.


Download a copy of the Donated Art Guidelines for details and required forms.

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    Meryl R. Dye
    Assistant City Manager/ADA Coordinator
    Phone: 620-259-4118

    City Manager's Office
    125 E Avenue B
    Hutchinson, KS 67501

    TDD: KS Relay 7-1-1
    Fax: 620-694-2673

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