Percent For Art

Philadelphia is home to an unparalleled collection of public art in every medium – sculptures, paintings, memorials, photographs, glass art, kinetic works, and murals. Over 650 of these artworks were commissioned through the City’s Percent for Art Programs.

Celebrate the opening of the Percent for Art project Future Valley at the Plaza@31Brewerytown.

Check out eight wonderful Percent for Art projects  by Philadelphia-based and international artists in the Fashion District – including contemporary murals, pop art, 3D designs and sculpture, and digital photography.

Developer’s Guide to the Percent for Art Program: Created in 1959, it is the first Percent for Art program in the nation! The program has enabled the creation of hundreds of original pieces of public art throughout Philadelphia. This document explains the program in its current form.

Percent for Art Policy: Review the full Percent for Art Program policy.

The Office of Arts, Culture and the Creative Economy and the Philadelphia Redevelopment Authority are celebrating the 60th Anniversary of Philadelphia’s first-in-the-nation Percent for Art Programs. The Percent for Art 60 is a selection of 60 public artworks commissioned through these Percent for Art Programs. The art illustrates the variety of public art located in neighborhoods throughout Philadelphia. It also shows the evolution of artist responses to these opportunities over the last 60 years. Explore the interactive map in the tour to learn more about the stories behind each artwork or use for a self-guided tour. Visit the Percent for Art 60 artworks and share your photos on social media using #PercentForArt60 to join in the 60th Anniversary celebration!

Click on the image below to enter the TOUR of 60 of Philadelphia’s Percent for Art projects.