City Boards and Commissions

Contact Information
Community Development
101 First Street SE
Cedar Rapids IA, 52401
Phone: 319-286-5041

Staff Liaison:
Stephanie Schrader
Public Art Commission

The Public Art Commission
The Public Art Commission exists to select and preserve visual art in public places for the public good. The Commission seeks to incorporate public art into various dimensions of city planning, encourages the efforts of local artists, and provides advice and assistance in the fielding of public arts competitions. By enhancing the vitality and identity of the community, the Commission strives to enhance the quality of life of those who live in or visit the city of Cedar Rapids. The Commission desires the involvement of the community in selecting, dedicating, preserving and in some cases financing the artwork.  

General Meeting & Member Information
Meetings are held at 3:30 pm on the second Thursday of each month at City Hall, 101 First Street SE, unless otherwise announced.

The Public Art Commission is a nine member, Mayor-appointed commission, serving rotating three-year terms. Terms are indicated in parenthesis and expire on June 30 of the corresponding year.

Current Members

  • M. Kayt Conrad (2024) - Chair
  • Isacc Davis (2026)-Vice Chair
  • John Soukup (2024)
  • Julie Stow (2024)
  • David Van Allen (2024)
  • Vacancy
  • Elizabeth Rhoads Read (2025)
  • Heather Wagner (2026)
  • Pam White (2026)
2024 Work Plan

Explore Public Art in Cedar Rapids

If you are aware of any pieces of art accessible to the public that are missing from the map above, please contact to have them added. 

Now with audio! Explore downtown public art with a self-guided mobile Art Tour
Downloadable Downtown Art Tour  PDF

Artist Contact List
The Cedar Rapids Public Art Program works with local, regional, national, and international artists to bring permanent and temporary artworks to Cedar Rapids. If you would like to receive information about artist opportunities (including calls for artists) for City of Cedar Rapids public art projects, please complete the form below: 


Art Donations
The City of Cedar Rapids welcomes gifts, but reserves the right to evaluate their appropriateness before accepting them.
Art donation application

Applications may be sent to City Hall, 101 First Street SE, Cedar Rapids IA 52401 or emailed to the Community Development Department at

Public Art Plan
Cedar Rapids' first Public Art Plan was adopted by City Council on April 26, 2022.

Public Art Plan

2023 Public Art Plan updates

Learn more about Public Art in Cedar Rapids:
Public Art

History Restored: The City Hall Murals

At their October 11, 2022 meeting, City Council adopted a resolution to rename the Visual Arts Commission as the Public Art Commission. 

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