Public Arts Midland

Why we exist

Public Arts Midland is a space to help people create connections through public art. We believe that art connects, heals, inspires, teaches, and speaks to us in myriad ways that build stronger and more vibrant communities. Public art gives our community a collective voice and a way to express our values while it brings awareness of and beauty to our city’s physical and cultural landscape.

2024 Theme: Art Inspires

Public Arts Midland is excited to unveil our 2024 theme: Art Inspires. This theme was thoughtfully chosen by the members of the Public Arts Midland committee, who believe in the profound impact art has on individuals and the community. “Art Inspires” is a call to action, reminding us to take notice of the world around us. In the midst of daily repetition, art serves as a catalyst for creativity, encouraging us to break free from the ordinary and explore the extraordinary. “Art Inspires” is a celebration of the power of art to awaken the senses, provoke thought, and ignite the imagination. Public art brings this inspiration to the forefront of our community, turning public spaces into vibrant places. As we embrace “Art Inspires” in 2024, we invite the community to cultivate a culture of inspiration, where the beauty and creativity of art enhance our daily lives.

Together. Forward. Bold. We hope to enrich Midland County through the transformative and inspirational power of art, making this community a place where everyone thrives.


What we’re up to

Public Arts Midland Project Archive

2024: art inspires

2023: art connects

2022: art transforms

2021: art observes

2020: art plays
2019: art builds

Want to support the work of Public Arts Midland ?

Make a donation to the:

Public Art & Beautification Project Fund #00110

We also encourage you to check out our Art Seen Festival sub-committee:


Let’s Connect!

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If you’re interested in joining the Public Arts Midland Committee, please email us:


2020 Census Hub Established to ensure our region gets an accurate count in the upcoming 2020 census
Access to Community Advancing inclusion and accessibility for all Midland County citizens and visitors.
Cultural Awareness Coalition Our Mission: To promote, encourage, share and sustain cultural awareness throughout Midland.
Exploring Our Future Ensuring Midland remains a strong, vibrant, welcoming community well into the future
Impact Investing Through impact investing, we can deploy capital locally instead of making investments in more typical capital markets, where the dollars flow all over the world. When communities need more resources, many community foundations are seeking ways to have their endowment fund investments put to work to accomplish their mission and financial target goals.
Lloyd Osborn Memorial Award The purpose of this award is to memorialize the qualities of dedication and service to sports and community exemplified by the late Lloyd Osborn, long-time coach and teacher at Northeast Intermediate School (now, Northeast Middle School).
Midland Area Career & College Access Network Working to provide everyone in Midland County access to postsecondary education.
Midland Area Youth Action Council Providing grantmaking and other philanthropic opportunities to area youth
Midland Believes Midland Believes is a different kind of scholarship targeting economically disadvantaged and first-generation college-going students i.e. none of the parents/guardians have earned a college degree
Public Arts Midland Public Arts Midland is a space to help people create connections through public art.
Ready For School The goal of this initiative is for every child in Midland County to receive at least one year of high-quality preschool prior to kindergarten.
River Days The free family event culminates with a spectacular fireworks show
Santa House Each year, Santa comes to Midland on the Tuesday evening after Thanksgiving. He arrives at the Tridge, makes his way up Ashman St. and helps our community light the Courthouse for the Holidays. Then he makes his way over to the Santa House where he brings joy to the community throughout the Christmas season.
Service Club Alliance The Service Club Alliance is a collaborative partnership between Midland area service clubs to simplify the grant application process to effectively serve applicants that provide essential support to Midland County residents.
The Big Give A men's Giving Circle impacting nonprofits in Midland County
Youth Impact Partnership Building empathy and kindness amongst youth.