Art

A large rusted sculpture of a stick figure resting with its elbow on its knees. The art is on a grassy hill with a clear blue sky behind it.

Art

Public Art

Since 2010, the City's Public Art Collection has grown to nearly 20 permanent public art pieces and includes ongoing temporary art. Public art helps to develop a unique sense of place, create a beautiful, thought provoking and energetic vibe that ultimately enhances the quality of life for residents and visitors.

Public art is art created by a professional artist or in collaboration with artists, through a formal process; it is accessible to the public and free for all to enjoy. This work can be in any media and take on any shape, form or scale. Public art can be permanent or temporary; stand-alone, site-specific or be integrated into other design elements such as street furniture, architecture and/or landscape architecture.

An rendering Conference at the Council House
Conference at the Council House

by Hadley Howes & Maxwell Stephens (Studio of Received Ideas)

Conference at the Council House is a permanent public art sculpture that will stand at the entry to the Central Library and Mississauga Celebration Square as a monument to remind the local community of the rich history and diversity of this particular site.

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An rendering of the Hurontario Tree Wraps
SUN-Set

by Polymetis

SUN-Set is a temporary public art installation by artists Michaela MacLeod and Nicholas Croft of Polymetis. The artwork features a vibrant sunset spanning 52 oak trees along the centre median of Hurontario Street and the median of Burnhamthorpe Road West and Promontory Drive.

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Public Art

Public Art Master Plan

Gallery of Permanent Art Pieces

Gallery of Temporary Works

Calls for Submissions

Art in the Community

Poet Laureate

SaugaBusks

Artist in Residence

Art on the Big Screens

Calls for Submissions

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Public Art Program

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