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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.

October 10, 2017 - Guided Public Art Tour --This tour is full 1pm-3pm
October 17, 2017 - Guided Public Art Tour --This tour is full 1pm-3pm
November 14, 2017 - Guided Public Art Tour--This tour is full 1pm-3pm
November 21, 2017 - Guided Public Art Tour 1pm-3pm
December 12, 2017 - Guided Public Art Tour 1 pm-3pm
December 19, 2017 - Guided Public Art Tour 1 pm-3pm

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.

Image of man in ice tunnel. Photograph by Tyler Low.

Tyler Low is a 19 year old creative, adventure, and portrait photographer from Tucson, Arizona.

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