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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! 

November 12, 2019 1 p.m. - 3 p.m. This tour is full
November 19, 2019 1 p.m. - 3 p.m. This tour is full
December 10, 2019 1 p.m. - 3 p.m. Registration is Open
December 17, 2019 1 p.m. - 3 p.m. Registration is Open

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.

Digital illustration of girl holding flashlight walking dog through a forest

Artist’s Statement
In creating Art my goal is to inspire viewers, make them think, while bringing joy and an appreciation of the world around us. I want the viewer to come back to the artwork over and over again to see something more in the details – or spark a new thought. I love creating images that tell a story to each person in a unique way.

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