I love how public art changes a landscape. Animals scamper around and birds perch on the structures. Pedestrians, from commuters heading to trains to babies pushed in strollers, stop for a few minutes to absorb the work, read about the artists and talk.
Every six months, thanks to Summit (NJ) Public Art, different artists have the chance to display their sculptures sprinkled around the town’s Village Green, small parks and sidewalks.
Summit Public Art receives no funding from the city for acquisitions or operations. It raises money through personal donations and public and private grants. As of the end of 2010, Summit Public Art had raised more than $175,000 to support its projects. http://arts.cityofsummit.org/
My other post about public art:https://cyclingrandma.wordpress.com/2011/05/20/sweaters-not-bombs/