Missoula Public Art Ordinances & Bylaws

Are you curious about City Ordinances and Bylaws that the City of Missoula Public Art Committee abides by? 


Written ordinances and bylaws outline the rules and regulations that the Committee follows and provide guidelines to keep everything moving smoothly and appropriately. 

The following is City of Missoula texts that illustrates in more comprehensive detail the mission and expectations of the Committee:

The Public Art Committee shall endeavor to develop a collection of public art that is of the highest quality, that will encompass a broad aesthetic range reflecting the city and the minds of its citizens, that will improve the quality of life in the area, that will be accessible to all individuals, and be a source of pride to all residents.

Percent for Art Program
The Public Art Committee shall seek to develop the Percent for Art Program and the associated collections in such a way so that it is intimately integrated into the fabric of the City of Missoula and reflects a broad range of community input and involvement by artists and art professionals.

Other Responsibilities
The Public Art Committee is responsible for reviewing, advocating, and developing public art projects in the public domain for the City of Missoula. It will develop a formal structure in which to create, develop, and maintain public art as well as further public accessibility to the arts.

The Public Art Committee consists of nine members serving four-year terms. Members shall be selected because of their expertise in historic preservation, visual arts, architecture, or affiliation with a local business association or public entity. Six members will be appointed by the mayor and confirmed by the City Council, two members will be appointed by the City Council and one member shall be a member of the Missoula City Council."


Please follow the links below to click through to each article.


Ordiance 3221

Ordinance 3387

Ordinance 3558

Ordinances and Bylaws provide an important foundation for programs like the Public Art Committee. Thank you for reading! As always, if you have any questions please email becca[at]artsmissoula.org.


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