"A public art program is one of the finest contributions
a government can make to its citizens, since it provides the community with a unique identity, civic pride and thought provoking cultural landmarks, as well as a sense of community cohesion."
(Local Law No.6 of 1986 County of Rockland, State of NY)
In 1986, the Rockland County Legislature passed a law, sponsored by Legislators Harriet Cornell and Bruce Levine, which states that 1% of the first $15 million dollars of bonded County capital projects will be allocated for art. Rockland County's Percent for Art Law was the first of its kind in the state outside of New York City.
Since its adoption, AIPP has been dedicated to including artwork by artists who reside and work in Rockland County as well as the work of accomplished artists beyond our borders.
Today, a committee of eleven knowledgeable volunteers from the community runs the AIPP program and oversees the commission, selection and placement of artworks. Projects include the commissioning of new works, and the preservation and restoration of existing public artwork.
We invite you to visit the variety of work at public sites throughout our County. Please browse our website for photos and directions to these remarkable works of art.
The Rockland County Art in Public Places program
is administered by:
Rockland Center for the Arts
27 South Greenbush Rd.
West Nyack, NY 10994