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Iowa West Public Art

Use the links below to browse the variety of Public Art in Council Bluffs.

Jonathan Borofsky

Molecule Man

Ed Carpenter


Dan Corson


Mark di Suvero

Big Mo

Brower Hatcher

Bayliss Park Wellspring and Oculus

Jun Kaneko


William King

Circus Interstate Sunrise

Deborah Masuoka

Haymarket Rabbits

Albert Paley


Iowa West Public Art

According to a community Public Art Master Plan, by 2015, Council Bluffs will be a prosperous urban area known for cultural enlightenment and a public art collection that is the pride of the community, attracting visitors from throughout the country and around the world. The public art program will be an essential part of the community and a routine element for urban development and planning. 

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About IWPA

In 2004, the Iowa West Foundation funded a community-wide public art master planning process that included a 19-member steering committee comprised of citizens, government representatives and Foundation leaders. The master planning process resulted in the designation of more than 50 sites for potential placement of public art in the City of Council Bluffs and became the IWPA initiative -- Iowa West Public Art.  This process and the resulting Public Art Master Plan was based on elements of successful public art programs throughout the world.

In spring 2007, Council Bluffs rededicated historic Bayliss Park. The event was highlighted with the unveiling of the park’s new fountain and new performance pavilion, both of which were created by renowned artist Brower Hatcher and funded by the Iowa West Foundation. Hatcher’s work in Bayliss Park represents the first of seven installations in this innovative community-wide public art program.

Today, because of this unique initiative, Council Bluffs is home to an outstanding public art collection created by artists who have made their mark worldwide.  Full copies of the Public Art Master Plan are available from the Iowa West Foundation or at the Council Bluffs Public Library.

OUR VISION is a community where families choose to
live, and businesses choose to locate, because of its
quality of life and standard of living.

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