Public Art PDX showcases the rich and diverse collection of Public Art on display in and around Portland, Oregon, USA. The map view shows the location of more than 600 works of art in the metro area, from historic statues and fountains to photography, architectural integrations and murals created this year. Images, descriptions and artists' statements each work of art are all just a tap away.
With this app, you can:
* Find art near you by discipline, such as sculpture, painting, fiber or ceramic
* Tap a pin to see an image, details about the artwork and a description or artist's statement
* Discover art you never knew about tucked inside public buildings, such as fire stations
* Explore art available in neighborhoods you've never visited
* See your current location on the map to navigate among the works of art
* Search the collection by title, artist, or medium
* Share information about specific works of art via social media
Planning-your-visit mode: Not in Portland? No problem. If the app discovers you are out of the area, or can't determine your location accurately, it will start you off with a map view showing art in downtown Portland. You can move the map around from there, and find works of public art to see on your next visit. Once you arrive in Portland, your location will appear on the map along with the art, making it easier to get oriented.
Created in collaboration with the Regional Arts & Culture Council, the City of Portland's Bureau of Technology Services, and the staff of former Mayor Sam Adams.
Thanks to direct assistance from the Regional Arts & Culture Council, this update includes more than 100 new pieces of art since the last update, including photos! It also has layout improvements for new phones, better support for iOS 12, and other minor bug fixes.
Ratings and Reviews
This is a great find! Simple and usable, it sheds light and information about all of Portland's trove of Public Art. Quick access to info about pieces I see every day PLUS inspiration to seek out others I've not yet encountered.
Bring A Camera
Great app helps anyone plan a visually stimulating tour of the city. At this point all the public art on this app is located in or near downtown (none west of 405, just a handful east of the river). This concentration will be handy for some users. For the rest of us, thankfully the app has a submission feature that allows users to add photos and details of other works of public art. So come on Alberta, Mississippi, etc etc etc!
Informative and Entertaining art app
We live in the area and its a fun way to fill time driving or walking with the kids, waiting in line for a movie or just happening on a piece and we want to know more. I truly appreciate this app.
We teach art lit at our children's school and this fits in perfectly with that entire concept to teach art is all around us. You just have to notice it.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.