The City Council has established funds for public art, which are administered through the City’s Arts Committee. Public art is defined as artwork that is visible to the general public and enhances and enriches the community. There are two policies governing public art in Bowie: Art in Public Places Policy and the Acquisition Policy.
The City Council approved a revised Public Art Master Plan in January 2015 that lists future public art proposals. The City has seven public art pieces:
Lost Blues Brother Bird; Ham's Shadow; Bowie Portal Sundial; Triple Crown mobile;
Boathouse mural; Great Water wall sculpture; and Drum Circle, a musical playground piece.
Bowie Signage Project
Replacement of the iconic Bowie signage is the current public art project. The City of Bowie will replace an existing “living” sign at the intersection of Route 197 and Kenhill Drive. For this public art opportunity, an art piece in the form of signage will be designed and installed at the same location and appropriately scaled to the landscape. The design process includes community engagement and serve as an aesthetically pleasing landmark for years to come.