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Public Art in Oro Valley

An image of four different pictures, a horse statue, two desert paintings and an Oro Valley road sign

Oro Valley is proud of the public art that adorns entryways, trails and buildings in our community.

We offer 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 Tour 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!

Special art tours may be arranged for groups of 12 people or more! Please contact Margie Adler, Economic Development Specialist, at 520-229-4758 for details.

May 9, 2017 - Guided Public Art Tour 10am-12pm
June 13, 2017 - Guided Public Art Tour  9am-11am

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.

Window art by Sandra Montgomery

Raised on a family farm in Yuma, Arizona, Sandra Montgomery has called Tucson home since graduati

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