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.

2022 Theme: Art Transforms

Each year we choose a theme and 2022 is no exception with our focus being art transforms. Art is powerful. It can take the ordinary and make it extraordinary. A blank wall can be turned into a whole world. A hunk of clay into a beautiful and functional piece of pottery. The mood of a space can be changed through music. Art can open your mind and help you see things from a new perspective. Our work is done with the goal of sharing all the amazing art opportunities in our town, and making art more accessible to all.

We are looking forward to another year of creating with you, the community to keep working towards our larger goal; the Midland County vision. Together. Forward. Bold. An exceptional place where all people thrive.

What we’re up to



Public Arts Midland Project Archive

2022: art transforms

2021: art observes
2020: art plays
2019: art builds

Other Art Opportunities we love to support

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2020 Census Hub Established to ensure our region gets an accurate count in the upcoming 2020 census
Access to Recreation 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.
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.
The Big Give A men's Giving Circle impacting nonprofits in Midland County
Youth Impact Partnership Building empathy and kindness amongst youth.