Arts Commission approves public art guidelines

Friday, July 20, 2001 at 1:00am

After six years of planning and lobbying for a dedicated 1 percent of the cost of construction for public art on each new building within Metro Nashville, the Metro Nashville Arts Commission adopted its first public art guidelines Thursday.

Developing the guidelines involved a long process that included modifications to state law, a vigilant effort by Commission executive director Tom Turk with the help of Mayor Bill Purcell.

For the past year, a special commission committee, chaired by Walter Schatz, worked to develop the guidelines. The roughly 30 pages of goals, guideline terms and specifics for the new program, gained the approval of Metro

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