Locations of public art
From your smart phone or your desk, you can
take a self-guided tour of the public art collection on display throughout the Civic Center, on the lawns and plazas, in the corridors and meeting rooms of the Library and the City Council Chambers, in downtown Salem and at the Salem Public Library. As you navigate the map, you’ll find information about each piece and the artist who created it.
Some of the art works featured are pieces on public display but are owned by other parties, such as the Salem Public Library Foundation.
Salem Public Art Commission is charged with overseeing the City’s public art collection, including acquisition, maintenance, cataloguing, and deaccessioning art within the collection. To that aim, the Commission acquires art—through donation or purchase—of exceptional quality and enduring value, with a preference for Oregon artists wherever possible. For more, see
Salem Revised Code. Contact us if you would like to donate art for the City’s collection.