What We Do The Association for Public Art (aPA) seeks to respond to the conditions of our time with new commissions, while interpreting and preserving public art for future generations Commission Preserve Interpret Promote Featured Story Tucked Away and Worth the Trek: Hidden Gems in Philadelphia About Learn more about aPA's mission and dedication to integrating public art and urban design in Philadelphia. Programs Learn more about aPA's free public programs like Museum Without Walls™: AUDIO and Public Art in Focus that promote Philadelphia’s extraordinary collection of public art. We have been passionate about public art in Philadelphia since 1872 See our timeline Keep up with our efforts and events by signing up for our newsletter! Bring aPA with you! Our website allows you to access content on any device. Use your phone, tablet, or computer to take tours and explore public art first hand!