Site: Grant Road, Tucson, AZ
Designers: Jeanine Centuori & Russell Rock
Client: Regional Transportation Authority and Tucson Pima Arts Council
The purpose of this public art master plan is to guide the implementation of public art in conjunction with a five-mile long road improvement project in the city of Tucson, AZ. This master plan was created in coordination with transportation planners, civil engineers, urban planners, landscape architects, community stakeholders, and arts administrators. The artworks are intended to dovetail with the complex multi-year construction of the roadway in coordination with pedestrian and vehicular improvements. In order for public art to play a meaningful role in the design and life of the public right-of-way, it needs to be planned. Public art, when thoughtfully integrated into the urban fabric, can enhance the physical beauty and character of places, enlivening and enriching its surroundings. The Public Art Master Plan for Grant Road is a document that is intended to serve as a guide to for the inception, coordination, and implementation of public art in the interest of creating a strong public realm for Grant Road and its users.