Percent for Art
In 1983, the 48th Montana Legislature "... in recognition of its responsibility to create a more humane environment of distinction, enjoyment, and pride for all its citizens and in recognition that public art is a resource that stimulates the vitality and economy of the state's communities and provides opportunity for artists to practice their crafts", enacted a law providing that, "capital project appropriations by the legislature shall include ... an amount not to exceed 1% of the amount appropriated for the use of the Montana Arts Council for the acquisition of art for new state buildings..."
The Montana Arts Council has administered this program since its inception
in 1985, already placing art in more than 18 state buildings.
Percent for Art Project Update:
16 Photographs have been installed in the
Montana State Prison – Low Side Visitor’s Room
January 26, 2015
Click here to view the completed project.