Art in Public Places Board

About the Board

The Key West Art in Public Places Board was created in 2000 to help in the creation of new beautiful works of art for our Residents and Visitors to enjoy in various public locations around our island. Since its founding, the Key West Art in Public Places Board has supervised the creation of numerous works of art around the City. Some of these include:

  • A ceramic fountain by the late Jay Gogin at the new Police Station
  • The floor design of the new Mary and John Spottswood Waterfront Park by JT Thompson
  • Murals that adorn the planters at the AIDS Memorial at the White St. Pier by Wally McGregor
  • Three murals at the Southernmost Waste to Energy Facility by Chod Stine, Dick Moody, and Jae DeVoe

Visual Presentations for Meetings

All Visual Presentations for Agenda items must be provided to the Clerk of the Board 24 hours prior to the meeting.

Board Associations

Art in Public Places Key West is a Member of the Florida Association of Public Art Professionals and the Americans for the Arts Public Art Network. The Key West Art in Public Places Board was also a sponsor of the 2003 Art in the Park event at Fort Zachary Taylor.


The mission is to advise the City Commission in the selection and location of public art in the City of Key West; to enhance and maintain the character and identity of our island community through the aesthetic of public art; to create a physical and human environment which nurtures artists, arts organizations, and arts producers; to nurture and preserve cultural diversity consistent with and reflecting Key West’s population; and to promote the inclusion of aesthetic considerations in local decision-making through advocacy, services, financial and technical assistance, and leadership in the community.

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Requirements

It is the policy of the City of Key West to comply with all requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Please call the TTY number at 800-955-8771 or 800-955-8770 (Voice) or the ADA Coordinator at 305-809-3811 at least five business days in advance for sign language interpreters, assistive listening devices, or materials in accessible format.