In late 2002, Mecklenburg County adopted The Public Art Ordinance, which was soon after adopted by the city of Charlotte. This ordinance appropriates one percent of eligible capital improvement funds for public art. In the decade since then, 67 public art pieces have been completed or are in progress. There will be a celebration of 10 years of public art later this month in Charlotte, and before that, we'll talk about what constitutes public art, what the benefits of it are, and the role public art plays in Charlotte moving forward, when Charlotte Talks.
Nicole Bartlett - Program Director of Public Art at the Arts & Science Council in Charlotte
Michael Adams - Partner at Parker, Poe, Adams & Bernstein LLP and former chair of the Public Art Commission
Edward Lebow - Director of the Phoenix Public Art program