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 goal is to provide platforms for dialogue among public art professionals and students across disciplines.

Our membership includes art historians, artists, curators, administrators, educators, architects, landscape architects, and others engaged with the wide arc that public art encompasses.

PAD is an affiliate of the College Art Association (CAA). Each year we sponsor a panel at the CAA conference. We also hold our annual business meeting during CAA and organize an event to celebrate the winner of the year's PAD Founders Award.