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.
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.
SUN-Setis 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.