The City is home to dozens of permanent public art works that transform our city streets, neighborhoods and public parks into places of meaning and community engagement. These installations are part of the Art in Public Places Program (AIPP) and are funded by either the Capital Improvement Plan process of the City budget or by developers as part of the site plan approval process.
AIPP fosters vitality in developing and redeveloping areas of the City while promoting arts and arts education. By curating a dynamic collection of public works of art throughout the City, AIPP creates both a sense of place and pride for the Gaithersburg community.
In the summer of 1997, the Gaithersburg Mayor and City Council appointed the first Art in Public Places Committee; in 2015, the AIPP Committee merged with the Cultural Arts Advisory Committee. Its members advise about potential sites for installations of public art and works with City staff, the site’s developer and/or the surrounding community to select the artist and the artwork that is most appropriate for that location.