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Art In Public Places (AIPP)
A Public Art Program of Rockland County, New York
"A public art program is one of the finest contributions a government can make to its citizens, since it provides the community with a unique identity, civic pride and thought provoking cultural landmarks, as well as a sense of community cohesion." (Local Law No.6 of 1986 County of Rockland, State of NY)
Introduced in 1986 by Legislators Harriet Cornell and Bruce Levine, the Rockland County Percent for Art Law provides that 1% of the first $15 million of bonded county capital projects be allocated for the acquisition of unique works of art in public sites throughout the county.
The Rockland County Art in Public Places (AIPP) Committee which supports the program, is a group of eleven local volunteers including artists, art historians, architects, conservators and arts administrators. The Committee commissions, selects, places and preserves site-specific works of art in a variety of media.
The only program of its kind in New York State, outside of New York City, AIPP seeks to make art accessible to all Rockland County residents and visitors and to foster a sense of community connection and pride.
We invite you to visit over forty sculptures, paintings, photographs and installations at public sites throughout Rockland County. Please browse this website for details and directions and experience these remarkable works of art.
The Rockland County Art in Public Places program is administered by:
Julianne Ramos, AIPP Administrator
Rockland Center for the Arts
27 South Greenbush Road
West Nyack, New York 10994