Public art can be static, moving, part of the
infrastructure or a projection of light and sound
It can last for a minute, a day, a year or a
- Pavel Büchler

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The Filter Categories option is making a SPLASH!

The TakeItArtside! team is bringing you the ability to select just what you want to view via a new filter categories option. Just go the the 'Find' tab and click on 'Filter Categories' at the top of the screen.  


Android and iPhone application

Love public art? Take it Artside! Kentucky's public art is at your fingertips & on your phone: Find maps, tours, games, & lesson plans via this application, which is available as a free download from iTunes and the Android MarketYou can also follow app-related news via Facebook and Twitter!

Events Page:

Current exhibitions and special events can be publicized as the home screen to make access easier for users on the day of your event! This feature allows pins to be placed which show the location of the gallery, and also includes a brief description of the event. Contact us at or, through the app contact option, to use this feature for your event!  

Mission Statement

To promote education and enhance the public’s interactions with the growing stock of public art in Kentucky by

  • Developing educational tools and games for students and teachers based on Kentucky's Academic Core Standards
  • Developing tools that enhance all viewers’ experience of Kentucky’s public art works
  • Encouraging community participation in documenting, preserving, and strengthening Kentucky’s public art stock
  • Facilitating collaboration and cross-disciplinary studies between the University of Kentucky’s School of Art and Visual Studies, Gaines Center for the Humanities, and our many Educational Partners.

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Header Collage Image Credits:

© “Nexus” 2006 by Tony Higdon & Erika Strecker (Transportation Cabinet Office Building, Frankfort, KY)

"Transit of Venus", 2004 by Robert Huff (Giddings Hall, Georgetown College, Georgetown, KY)

"Bottlestop" 2009 by Aaron Scales (Newtown Pike, Lexington, KY)

“Getting Back Up”, 2006 by Luke Achterberg (Lexington Diagnostic Center, Lexington, KY)

“A Portrait of Daniel Boone”, ca. 1930 A. D. Fisher (College Park, College Street, Winchester, KY)

Gwen Reardon, 2001, The Thoroughbred Park Sculpture Collection, (Thoroughbred Park, Lexington, KY)