Public Arts Commission


520 3rd Street
Suite 130
Brookings, SD 57006

Brookings, SD 57006

(605) 692-2708

(605) 697-8355

Public art enhances the built environment of a city and enriches the lives of its citizens. A dedicated funding source for an established program of public art enhances the reputation of a city and serves as a vehicle for attracting new businesses and citizens. A public art program encourages a community’s artists and citizens to engage in creative activities and artistic development. A public arts commission can develop and implement a unified public art strategy for a community.

The role of the Brookings Public Arts Commission is as follows:

  1. To develop a unified public art strategy for the City of Brookings;
  2. To advise the City Council and other community groups and agencies who are initiating a public art project concerning the proposed site, selection of a professional artist and commissioning of a public artwork;
  3. To oversee the Public Art Fund;
  4. To guide and monitor design development process through reviews at various stages to ensure artistic and design quality, integration with the site and relevance to the community;
  5. To approve the final design prior to fabrication; and
  6. To approve the final artwork, installation procedures, and maintenance plan prior to installation.

Name Title Email Phone Additional Phone
Carson, Paula   (605) 695-0889  
Beer, Betty   (605) 693-4985 (605)695-7427
Eberhart, Julia Marketing (605) 690-1418  
Lamp, Jamison   (605) 691-9443  
Meyer, Trayce   (605) 695-9374  
Purrington, Linda   (605) 695-2362  
Treiber, Kate   (605) 695-8556  
Ramsbottom, Abigail   (804)517-6419 (605)688-6981