Working with Johnson County Government
The new Youth and Family Services building.
Dedicated on July 13, 2011, this work has the distinction of being the first Johnson County Government 1% for Public Art project. The artist, Suikang Zhao, worked with students from Youth and Family Services to design and create this relief wall.
How the Program Works
The Johnson County Government 1% Public Art Program, established in 2006 by the Board of County Commissioners, is funded through a dedicated stream of revenue generated by County capital building projects. This Program commits 1% of the building cost of newly constructed County buildings to public art. Projects range in size from $75,000 to $1,000,000; however, the County maintains a trust fund that can be spent on smaller projects of the County’s choosing.
The Public Art Commission (PAC) serves as both an advisory commission to the Board of Commissioners and manager of the 1% Public Art Program. The PAC administers the selection process for artists and artworks and recommends final selections to the Johnson County Board of County Commissioners.