The Public Art Committee is a citizen-based committee that advises Arts Huntsville and the City of Huntsville on matters related to the Public Art Program. Currently serving:

Kim Ward

Kim Ward

Committee Chair

Kim Ward is an arts consultant with experience working within and serving on the boards of cultural institutions. She has extensive experience in creating, planning and implementing a variety of arts programs and projects.

Mark Moore

Mark Moore

Mark Moore is highly experienced in development and design. He holds a degree focused in Mass Communications from University of Montevallo and is active in the Huntsville theatre and arts community.

Marcia Freeland

Marcia Freeland

Marcia Freeland is the Executive Director of Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment, the largest privately owned arts facility in the southern United States.

Les Tillery

Les Tillery

Les Tillery is an arts advocate and Huntsville architect and partner at Fuqua and Partners Architects. His architectural knowledge is an invaluable asset in advising the Arts Huntsville staff.

Mike Donnelly

Mike Donnelly

Mike Donnelly is a Huntsville-based landscape architect of Land Design Solutions. He brings his knowledge to advise the city on how public art alters our city’s landscape.

The Public Art Committee is nominated by the Board of Directors of Arts Huntsville and approved by the City. Members of the Public Art Committee serve in three-year terms and can serve a maximum of two consecutive terms. In addition, the City’s Director of Planning, the City’s Manager of Long Range Planning and the Executive Director of Arts Huntsville serve as ex-officio, non-voting members.

The Public Art Committee annually selects one member to serve as Chair. The committee is managed and staffed by Arts Huntsville. The composition of the committee includes a mix of visual arts professionals, artists, and Huntsville residents who are involved in issues regarding the City’s natural and built environment.

Responsibilities:

  • Advises Arts Huntsville staff on the Annual Public Art Work Plan and Annual Report and recommend to City Council for approval.
  • Approves Individual Public Art Projects Plans. • Reviews and approves recommendations made by Art Selection Panels.
  • Advises the City Council on the acceptance of gifts and loans.
  • Advises the City Council on the de-accession of work.
  • Advises the City on the review of developer projects for City-assisted private development projects.
  • Advises the City on public art policies and guidelines.