We commission, preserve, interpret & promote public art in Philadelphia.
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What We Do

The Association for Public Art (aPA) seeks to respond to the conditions of our time, creating a legacy and maintaining a heritage for future generations.

Explore Public Art

Easily browse an expansive selection of public artworks

Featured artwork

Pavilion in the Trees (1993)

by Martin Puryear (1941 - )

A sixty-foot walkway leads across a natural basin to an observation platform – a square deck covered by a latticed canopy – that rises twenty-four feet above the ground.

Featured artwork

Coming to the Parkway in September – Cai Guo-Qiang: Fireflies (2017)

by Cai Guo-Qiang (1957 - )

"I think he [#MartinPuryear] really understands trees and really speaks to arborists" –Hal Rosner… https://t.co/mx7y1ErUMA

Featured Story

Three Generations of Calders in Philadelphia

Philadelphia boasts three generations of Calders, whose numerous works enhance our outdoor experience of the city and the park.

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