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Artwork copyright Vaughn Bell. Photo courtesy of the artist.

Community Engaged Commissions

Community Engaged art projects foster meaningful interactions between artists and the communities for which they are creating artworks. The interactions that the artist builds shape their creative process in the design of a permanent artwork.

In these artwork selections, artists have held workshops with the community, used student drawings and designs, collected objects from the community to use as materials in the artwork, or spent time photographing and documenting daily life where the artwork will live. The resulting artworks weave together meaningful stories and perspectives, celebrating community identity and spirit.