public art http://michiganradio.org en In Ann Arbor, public art money will be spent on sewers, roads http://michiganradio.org/post/ann-arbor-public-art-money-will-be-spent-sewers-roads <p>Ann Arbor's city council is sending almost $100,000 of public art money back to city services.&nbsp;</p><p>Last year, they pulled the plug on a controversial plan called "Percent for Art."&nbsp;</p><p>For five years, it set aside money from some new city construction projects and put it towards art installations.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>Now, council members are sending the leftover money back to city services, to pay for things like roads and sewers. &nbsp;</p><p>They will hold onto enough money to wrap up a few art projects, and they're asking for a new plan for future public art.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 04 Mar 2014 20:39:45 +0000 Kate Wells 16706 at http://michiganradio.org In Ann Arbor, public art money will be spent on sewers, roads Michigan Stadium bridges to receive artistic flair with 'Arbor Winds' http://michiganradio.org/post/michigan-stadium-bridges-receive-artistic-flair-arbor-winds <p>Walking along the bridges outside Michigan Stadium, visitors will soon pass under shimmery aluminum tiled banners of trees blowing with the wind. They also will notice shadows of branches on the sidewalks produced from nearby glass panels etched with pictures. Heading down under the overpass, the concrete walls will be lined with stone slabs with carved images of trees, lit by LEDs.</p> Mon, 12 Aug 2013 20:28:01 +0000 Michigan Radio Newsroom 13945 at http://michiganradio.org Michigan Stadium bridges to receive artistic flair with 'Arbor Winds' Ann Arbor may vote on a public art tax http://michiganradio.org/post/ann-arbor-may-vote-public-art-tax <p></p><p>A public art tax may be on the ballot in Ann Arbor this November. The millage would replace the city's current system of funding art installations.</p><p>Right now the city has something called the "Percent for Art" program. It sets aside one percent of the budget on capital projects for art installations.&nbsp; But here's the thing: that art has to be directly linked to whatever project funded it. For example, a $750,000 water sculpture in front of city hall, paid for with storm water utilities.</p> Fri, 10 Aug 2012 20:56:05 +0000 Kate Wells 8641 at http://michiganradio.org Ann Arbor may vote on a public art tax Revitalizing Detroit with public art (with slideshow) http://michiganradio.org/post/revitalizing-detroit-public-art-slideshow-0 <p>http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/michigan/local-michigan-977734.mp3</p><p>Artists in <a href="http://www.seattlemuralart.com/artist-team.htm">Seattle</a> and <a href="http://muralarts.org/">Philadelphia</a> have been painting large murals on abandoned buildings in an effort to revitalize neighborhoods. Philadelphia for example, has around <a href="http://www.time.com/time/photogallery/0,29307,1649278_1421152,00.html">2,000 murals</a> to help brighten the city.</p> Fri, 15 Jul 2011 13:00:00 +0000 Michigan Radio Newsroom 3308 at http://michiganradio.org Revitalizing Detroit with public art (with slideshow)