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Public art gives the City of Carmel character and an identity that makes it appealing to residents and helps attract visitors. Public art also plays an integral role in establishing the aesthetic of a community.

In order for residents to have input on the public art purchased by the City, Ordinance No. D-2409-18 established a Public Art Advisory Committee on February 19, 2018. The duties of this Committee were amended by Ordinance No. D-2547-20 on November 16, 2020.

Upon notice of a proposed public art acquisition by the City, this Committee submits a written recommendation to the Mayor as to whether the City should purchase the proposed public art and, if the purchase is recommended, where that public art should be located within the City.

The recommendations of this Committee are advisory only, and the Mayor retains full and final authority to designate what public art is acquired by the City and where it will be located within the City.

Art Submission Form

Sophia Square Breezeway Artist Callout!


Public Art Advisory Committee Meetings


Each member of the Common Council is responsible for appointing one citizen from their district to serve a 2-year term on the Public Art Advisory Committee.

Current Committee Members:

William Cooler
 Appointed by Common Councilor Miles Nelson to a 2-year term, ending 1/1/2024

Dru Doyle
 Appointed by Common Councilor Jeff Worrell to a 2-year term, ending 1/1/2024

Kelvin Okamoto
 Appointed by Common Councilor Tim Hannon to a 2-year term, ending 1/1/2024

Karen Poyser
 Appointed by Common Councilor Bruce Kimball to a 2-year term, ending 1/1/2024

Jill Reese
 Appointed by Common Councilor Tony Green to a 2-year term, ending 1/1/2024

Julia Saltsgaver
 Appointed by Common Councilor Sue Finkam to a 2-year term, ending 1/1/2024

Cathy Strawn
 Appointed by Common Councilor Laura Campbell to a 2-year term, ending 1/1/2024

Luci Snyder
 Appointed by Common Councilor Kevin Rider to a 2-year term, ending 1/1/2024

Donna Tutwiler
 Appointed by Common Councilor Adam Aasen to a 2-year term, ending 1/1/2024

Board Contact:

Jennifer Stites
 CPAAC@carmel.in.gov