Lancaster Public Art



Free pop-up arts and crafts activities in Culliton Park! For two summers, the award-winning Art Pop has provided a place for conversation, connection, and well-being. Art Pop starts dialogue about the upcoming park renovation while strengthening roots in the neighborhood.

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Art integrated into the redesign of a neighborhood park + arts-based community development

Artist, Matthew Geller is working with landscape architects to incorporate artful elements into typical park features while artist Salina Almanzar creates community projects that reach all neighbors of the park.

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Artful Intersections brings together artists and community through the planning and creation of street murals. These artworks connect neighbors and work towards safer streets in their neighborhood.

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PACE Boosting Communities


PACE Boosting Communities is a partnership between the City and F&M’s Phillips Museum of Art (PMA) to support more art-based community development in neighborhoods by building the capacity of local artists and community organizations

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The development of this plaza is a key point in our Ten-Year Plan and we work to make the new public plaza on North Queen Street a place of community and welcome. This centrally located gathering space has the opportunity to become an incredible asset to our city and will provide many opportunities for meaningful pieces of public art.


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Crystal & First

We worked with local artist, Justin Jones + members of the West Lancaster Jewels to create a street mural in front of the entrance to Crystal Park this summer. The artwork that serves as a reflection of the life and culture of the vibrant neighborhood. We are studying the area to see how the mural impacts pedestrian and bike safety.

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Location: Intersection of Crystal and First streets in front of Crystal Park



Lancaster hosted a global temporary art project started by the artist JR, who pays tribute to the power of individuals by displaying their portraits in open public spaces. Emmerson Collective paired with Dreamers to give local DACA recipients and supporters a platform to voice their concerns.

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Moving in the Right Direction by Béatrice Coron

Artist Béatrice Coron designed 19 primary color panels which make up the new MLK Wading Pool Fence. Each panel depicts a different mode of transportation, some fantasy and some realistic, each one a variation on the theme of “Moving in the Right Direction.” The gates of the fence are cut with a Martin Luther King Jr. quote, English on one panel and Spanish on the other.

Location: Martin Luther King Wading Pool, S. Duke St. 


Lancaster Sound Map by Stuart Hyatt

Lancaster Sound Map (LSM) is a multi-faceted project revealing the diverse character of Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Visiting eight times over the course of a year, artist Stuart Hyatt walked through the city and county recording sounds, meeting people and taking photographs. His field recordings were placed on a simple interactive web-based map and gallery.
Hyatt collaborated with FIELD WORKS—a collective that explores place through recorded sound—to compose original music based on LSM. The album, Born in the Ear, unravels in an epic walk, unearthing diverse stories, revealing a deeper sense of place, overlapping patterns of rural and urban, past and future.  
Hyatt sought out and collaborated with many local artists: illustrator, author, middle-school-aged spoken word poets, community chorus, percussion group, director. Enriching not only the project, but also our creative community.
LSM is intended to be a growing platform of free-use content, from which many creative projects may arise.

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Silent Symphony by Lyman Whitaker and Whitaker Studios

42 kinetic sculptures made of copper and steel welcome residents and visitors into the City of Lancaster. Whitaker’s spectacular grouping of 42 individual wind sculptures creates a memorable and identifiable gateway into the city. It is Lancaster’s largest public art installation to date. Located in the center of the transportation hub comprised of the new Thaddeus Stevens Bridge and the Amtrak Station, the art is positioned in one of the most highly visible locations in the city. Every day, 28,000 vehicles enter the City of Lancaster via the Thaddeus Stevens Bridge. The Lancaster Amtrak Station serves over half a million people annually and is the second busiest train station in the state. 

Location: Lancaster Train Station, 38 McGovern Avenue


Poetry Paths

Through Poetry Paths on the Street, we work with arts and community organizations throughout Lancaster to develop, commission and install pieces of art featuring poems. These original works of art are designed to seed new perspectives, create new connections, and bring beauty and intrigue to Lancaster’s residents and visitors.

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Brandon Park Revolutions Solar Sculpture by Stephen Fairfield and Fairfield Enterprises

18 foot tall stainless steel, solar powered sculptures that use less than 100 watts of electricity. Brightly colored LED lights change patterns and colors when motion activated.

Location: Brandon Park


Lancaster Brewing Co. Gateway Bundle Cistern by Austin + Mergold, LLC

This 35’ tall structure is not only an artist-designed public art installation but also a 750 gallon cistern that collects stormwater runoff from the Lancaster Brewing Company roof to maintain plants in the restaurant’s outside patio. Austin + Mergold LLC has conceptualized an urban version of a metal grain bin silo paying homage both to Lancaster’s agrarian culture and the production of beer itself. The Lancaster Gateway Bundle is a public art work and green infrastructure project that simultaneously operates as an urban threshold, community beacon, and cultural icon.  

Location: Lancaster Brewing Company, 302 North Plum Street


Crystal Park Changing Gears Rainwater Sculpture by Ulrich Pakker

Bronze and stainless steel, LED-lit fountain in the shape of a barrel and spout, basin, and gears. The sculpture focuses on the ever-changing nature of the Crystal Park neighborhood and by extension the city and the region. The traditional lifestyle of the past is represented in the basin and pitcher grouping and the industrial, mechanical and digital components represent aspects of life in the 21st century.

Location: Crystal Park


Rodney Park Dancing Arches by Randy Walker

Inspired by the simple and universally welcoming archway form. The brilliantly colored arches celebrate Rodney Park’s renewed vitality and marks a journey from past to present. The sculpture is a destination for residents who have made journeys of their own. Made from twenty steel arches of varying colors and sizes, the sculpture is illuminated at night by LED lights that create a softly glowing beacon. Located at the tip of the park next to the splash pool Dancing Arches provides the perfect gateway to invite guest into the newly renovated park.

Location: Rodney Park


Ewell Gantz Mural by Students from Pennsylvania College of Art & Design and Two Dudes Painting Company

Mural celebrating the lives of community activists Barney Ewell and Ida Gantz. Barney Ewell was an Olympic Gold and Silver Medalist at the 1948 Summer Olympics and one of the world’s leading sprinters. Ida Gantz was instrumental in the formation of Head Startin Lancaster, as well as other childcare initiatives. The wall is the backdrop to the Ewell Gantz Playground located on the corner of South Christian and North Street.

Location: 500 Block of North Street


Artist Designed Bike Racks at City Hall by Jeremy Waak

Artist designed stainless steel bike racks located outside the new City Hall Annex help to tie together the old and new buildings. The design was inspired by architectural window details on the old City Hall building built in a modified Venetian Renaissance style.

Location: City Hall, 120 North Duke Street