City Boards and Commissions

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

Staff Liaison:
Stephanie Schrader
s.schrader@cedar-rapids.org
Public Art Commission


Upcycling Sculpture (pieces 1 and 2 are still available for free)                   

undamaged                                           labeled sculpture
The City of Cedar Rapids is making remnants of a the sandstone sculpture Luna De Pecos (irreparably damaged by a car) to residents for upcycling. The five pieces are available “as is” and can be viewed in person by appointment. Those interested in the Greg Reiche sculpture should complete a remnant interest form  to be considered. Pieces will be distributed in order interest forms are received, while supplies last.
**As of January 23, 2024 pieces 1 and 2 are the only remaining pieces. These pieces are hundreds of pounds and will require equipment to move. Recipients must arrange own loading and transportation. Sculpture pieces may be removed by appointment only. 

Contact Stephanie Schrader at s.schrader@cedar-rapids.org with questions.


Public Art Plan

The Public Art Plan utilizes input from residents and stakeholders to define a vision for the City’s public art program. The plan sets the framework to achieve these community goals. The plan's primary goal is to continue to enhance the artistic identity and cultural life in Cedar Rapids for its residents, businesses and visitors.


 The City's first Public Art Plan was adopted by City Council on April 26, 2022:  

PUBLIC ART PLAN

Community Survey Results

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)

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 CD-Plan@cedar-rapids.org to have them added. 


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



SCAVENGER HUNT PACKET

Click the button above to download your scavenger hunt packet. If you are stuck, visit the Clue & Answer Page for help!


DOWNLOAD BINGO GAME

Cedar Rapids Public Art BINGO 
Enjoy our outdoor public art collection with this drive-by bingo game, created by resident Jana Madsen. The set includes four bingo boards, and a list of addresses where you can find the artworks. 


Artist Contact List
 Would you like to receive information about art opportunities, including calls for artists,  for City of Cedar Rapids public art projects? If so, 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 cd-plan@cedar-rapids.org


History Restored: The City Hall Murals

To view videos of the 2015 History Restored Lecture Series, click here.

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

The Iowa Artist Directory is a statewide hub to connect the community with artists of all disciplines and for artists to find opportunities. 



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