A Public Art Master Plan was prepared as an additional planning element for the Grant Road Improvement Project and was coordinated with the Tucson/Pima Arts Council. The Public Art Master Plan will be used as a starting point for the integration of public art into the final design of the Grant Road improvements.
In each RTA project there is a portion of the budget allocated for public art (1% of construction budget.) The artist is selected by a public art panel that consists of stakeholders that represent respective groups such as neighborhood, business, etc. After artist selection, the panel provides the artists with aesthetic ideas. The artist then provides concepts. These concepts are shown to the public at open houses for input and a final decision is made.