The mission of The Public Art Endowment is to help preserve and expand Greensboro's sense of community by making possible the long-term and permanent placements of significant public artworks throughout the city.

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A Vibrant Future

The Public Art Endowment is a permanent fund at The Community Foundation of Greater Greensboro and is the only fund of its kind in the area. Stewardship for The Public Art Endowment is provided by a group of Trustees who are passionate enthusiasts for the arts and for Greensboro. Trustees are involved in all aspects of the endowment, including selection of artworks and development of related programming, as well as advocacy within the greater community for The Public Art Endowment and its mission.


A partnership between the Community Foundation of Greater Greensboro’s Public Art Endowment and the Greensboro Science Center has been established to create an amazing outdoor artwork for the renovated entry plaza of the Greensboro Science Center facility located on Lawndale Drive in Greensboro, NC.


I believe the city of Greensboro deserves good public art! The impact of public art is enormous. Not only does it provide a point of interest at one moment in time, but it leaves an impression to remember. The highlight of many of my visits to cities around North Carolina was the unique pieces of public art I encountered. With our Public Art Endowment, there is a great deal of synergy between the artists, the donors, the thought leaders and the community. I am thankful to be a part of the group!
— Fran Davis

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The Power of Art in Public Places