Illinois Art-in-Architecture Program

The Illinois Art-in-Architecture program promotes and preserves Illinois art and enriches communities by commissioning original artwork for public buildings constructed with State funds.

The enabling legislation for the program requires that the Capital Development Board “shall set aside 1/2 of 1 percent of the amount authorized and appropriated for construction or reconstruction of each public building financed in whole or in part by State funds and generally accessible to and used by the public for purchase and placement of suitable works of art in such public buildings.” A committee of artists, art professionals, architects, and community representatives oversees each project and select the artwork.

Since its inception in 1977, the Art-in-Architecture Program has purchased or commissioned works of art by Illinois artists for public display throughout Illinois. Visit the Illinois Art-in-Architecture website for more details about the program.

Capital Development Board/Wm.G. Stratton Building
401 S. Spring St., Floor 3
Springfield  Illinois  62706
United States