Thomasville Center for the Arts believes that art — especially public art — sparks conversation. It brings communities together around common interests, new ideas, newsworthy subjects, visual excitement, and sense of place. 

Public art opportunities also allow artists to create on purpose, connecting themselves to the community and to one another.

The Center practices public art in three primary ways:

  • Through installations at The UnVacant Lot in Thomasville’s creative district
  • In unexpected commandeered spaces throughout the city and county
  • And in festival format during FLAUNT public art events

Do you have an idea or inspiration for a public art project in Thomasville? We want to hear from you!  Send proposals to Darlene Crosby Taylor, Public Art Director at dtaylor@thomasvillearts.org.

You can find all our current opportunities for artists, including public art projects, in the For Artists section of the website. See what we’re looking for >>

What distinguishes public art is the unique association of how it is made, where it is, and what it means. Public art can express community values, enhance our environment, transform a landscape, heighten our awareness, or question our assumptions. Placed in public sites, this art is there for everyone, a form of collective community expression. Public art is a reflection of how we see the world – the artist’s response to our time and place combined with our own sense of who we are.