The City Council has established funds for public art, which are administered through the City’s Arts Committee. Public art is defined as artwork that is visible to the general public and enhances and enriches the community. There are two policies governing public art in Bowie: Art in Public Places Policy and the Acquisition Policy.
The City Council approved a revised Public Art Master Plan in January 2015 that lists future public art proposals. The City has seven public art pieces: Lost Blues Brother Bird;Ham's Shadow; Bowie Portal Sundial; Triple Crown mobile; Boathouse mural; Great Water wall sculpture; and Drum Circle, a musical playground piece.
The City will soon be announcing a Call to Artists for a sculpture to be located at Veterans' Park. Contact Annette Esterheld for information on this call at aesterheld@cityofbowie.