Datasets > Public Art

Category Community
Agency City of Portland
Sub-Agency Technology
Date Released November 9, 2010
Date Updated November 9, 2010
Frequency Weekly

A weekly updated CSV file containing permanently sited works of public art, sourced from the Regional Arts & Culture Council. This searchable database provides information and images of more than 1800 publicly owned artwork in the City and County. The URL for the search interface is

Agency Program City of Portland / Technology
Technical Documentation Public Art (metadata)
caseorganic :: November 9, 2010 - 2:33pm

This is a great public dataset to have! How excellent! Thanks so much! I know that someone is going to do something really excellent with this.

wudadan :: July 22, 2015 - 5:25pm

I saw 500+ records in the .cvs file. Why did you say it has more than 1800 publicly owned artwork? Am I missing something here?

WW44SS :: March 15, 2016 - 8:51pm

Here is a map of the locations of the artwork here. Note that the data as downloaded from the site are a mess and require significant cleaning. If you look at my github you can get a cleaner version of the data.

bneedham :: April 22, 2017 - 12:25pm

In skimming the database, I noticed several lat,lon positions that seemed to be geocoded from the address of, for example, the park the sculpture is in, rather than being the lat, lon of the artwork itself. This is an important difference for artworks that appear in large spaces, such as parks.