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Public Art Program 

Since 1983, the Chandler Arts Commission has administered the city's Art in Public Places Program, commissioning and purchasing unique works of art for the enjoyment of Chandler residents and visitors.

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Funding for these public artworks has been made available through the City of Chandler's Percent for Art Ordinance. One percent of limited capital improvement projects, primarily new buildings and parks, is allocated for the acquisition, commission and installation of public art.

Many pieces of the collection are located in municipal buildings and on street corners. The Chandler Arts Commission is also dedicated to placing new installations in area parks and other public areas throughout the city. Below is a look at some of the pieces in the Chandler Collection.
 
For a current listing of artworks and their location, contact the Chandler Arts Commission at 480-782-2695, or download the City of Chandler Art Map (PDF). Some pieces are highlighted below:

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AJ Chandler & Frank Lloyd Wright
This project was inspired by a citizen of Chandler talking about their memories of our City's founder, Dr. A.J. Chandler, sitting on a bench in the downtown park, "watching his city."
Created by Igor Zorkin

 

Dedicated in 2001

   
Las Brisas
A steel tree ramada creates shade in a park setting designed to accommodate a natural environment for hummingbirds. A 15' steel archway leads into the private garden area.
Created by Joe Tyler

 

Commissioned in 1998

   
Short Cut
Located at Chandler's Desert Breeze Park, Short Cut is a bronze artwork that features the playful spirit of children crossing a log.
Created by Jane DeDecker
   
The Guardian
The Guardian was created as a monument to the work and efforts of the Chandler Police Department. This bronze artwork reminds us of the dedication and honor of our police force and is located in the plaza of the Chandler Police Administration Building in downtown Chandler.
Created by Russell Bowers

 

Dedicated in 1999
 

   
Rosales Family Pioneering Project
 The Rosales Family Pioneering Project Fountain is dedicated to the pioneering families of the City of Chandler. The artwork is a cylindrical bronze tube that represents historical passages in Chandler's history.

Created by Emanuel Martinez