Art in Public Places

Thanks to Volusia County's ambitious Art in Public Places program, the creations of 76 artists from across the nation adorn the walls and courtyards of 16 county facilities.

The Volusia County Council established the program in 1990 to establish funding for procurement of art in county-owned and operated buildings. Since then, 0.5 to 1 percent of the construction price for all new, expanded and renovated publicly accessible county buildings has been set aside for the acquisition of artwork for permanent display.

More than $1 million has been appropriated to purchase more than 200 pieces of art that represent a wide range of media including acrylic, oil, watercolor, aluminum, bronze, marble, clay, fiber, wood and photography.

bird diving into water painting
First Catch of the Day
by Steve Hardock
Daytona Beach International Airport

View artwork online

The selection process

If you have any questions regarding the Art in Public Places program, please contact Robert Redd at 386-736-5953, ext. 15872, or

Volusia County Cultural Council

Volusia County Courthouse painting
St. Johns Prairie by Robert Binks
Volusia County Courthouse

An advisory board to the Volusia County Council

  • Lloyd Bowers, Chair
  • Mike Fincher, Vice Chair
  • Lucy Jackman
  • Tom Laputka
  • George Pappas
  • Robin Peroldo
  • Edith Shelley
  • Jim Ward
  • John Wilton

Staff members

  • Dawn Thomas
  • Robert Redd

Tim Baylie

202 N. Florida Ave.
DeLand, FL 32720

West Volusia

Daytona Beach
386-257-6000, ext. 15953

New Smyrna Beach
386-423-3300, ext. 15953