About PAD

WELCOME to Public Art Dialogue (PAD), an organization devoted to public art. PAD was founded on the premise that dialogue is the essential element in all effective public art endeavors.

Our membership includes art historians, artists, curators, administrators, educators, architects, landscape architects, and others engaged with the wide arc that public art encompasses. Our goal is to provide platforms for dialogue among public art professionals and students across disciplines.

PAD is an affiliate of the College Art Association (CAA) and sponsors both a panel and roundtable discussion at CAA’s annual meetings. In addition, PAD hosts a business meeting and the annual presentation of the PAD Award.