Public Art

Embracing Public Art in  Traverse City

In 2014, the Downtown Development Authority approached the City of Traverse City to embark upon adopting a Public Art Ordinance and develop an Arts Commission. The City of Traverse City adopted the ordinance and established the commission in 2015.  

Supporting Public Art programs has long been a tradition for the DDA and the DTCA.  The establishment of the Public Art Ordinance and Commission created a Public Art Fund that the City of Traverse City and the DDA contribute toward annually.

Beginning July 1, 2019, the Traverse City DDA assumed management of the Traverse City Arts Commission.

FUNDING: TIF 97 and Old Town TIF