All art in public is at risk—graffiti, pollution, bird droppings, and water damage are just a few examples of elements that can have a negative impact on an artwork regardless of material.

We work hard to maintain Scottsdale’s Public Art Collection comprised of nearly 100 public artworks in addition to over 800 portable works found in city-owned buildings, preserving the city’s cultural heritage for future generations. Each year, Scottsdale Public Art identifies artworks requiring attention, developing a priority list of projects based upon the condition of the artwork and other factors.

The art in the Scottsdale Public Art’s care must be maintained by trained professionals who understand the inherent characteristics of the materials they are made of.


If you see artwork that is in need of care, please contact:

Wendy Raisanen
Curator of Exhibitions 
and Collections