Public Art

Valparaiso's public art initiatives are funded by the City's Redevelopment Commission with support from private sponsors.  Public art initiatives are recommended by our volunteer Art Advisory Committee.  Contact us to learn more about Valparaiso's public art programs or to propose new ideas.  

Art Advisory Committee
Aimee Tomasek, Valparaiso University 
Amy Page, Pines Village Retirement Communities
Beth Shrader, Planning Department
Jennifer Brooks, Urschel 
Jessica Corral, Valparaiso Creative Council
Kurt Gillins, Valpo Chamber
Maggie Clifton - Committee Staff

Valparaiso Art Walk at Cumberland Crossing

The Valparaiso Art Walk is an outdoor sculpture exhibit located at Cumberland Crossing. The Art Walk has become a key feature in the community and will enter its 11th season beginning May 2022.  The 2022-2023 installation will feature artwork created by Martha Cares of Sawyer, MI.  Martha's work will include a variety of colorful steel sculptures, pole banners and 2-dimensional paintings displayed on aluminum.  The variety will add color and vibrancy to the Walk by featuring positive images, messages and characters with the theme of Imagination.  Thank you to our Art Work sponsors for supporting this project!

Art Walk Sponsors 2022

Additional art can be seen around the city including the Valparaiso Public Library and Valparaiso High School. 

Downtown Utility Box Wraps

The Redevelopment Commission, in partnership with Valparaiso Events, has sponsored utility box artwork in downtown Valparaiso since 2016. This project supports local artists and adds to the beautification of our downtown.  Five utility box wraps were redesigned in Fall 2021.

Birds of Paradise Scavenger Hunt

Launching in May 2022, Birds of Paradise will promote engagement, culture and activity while highlighting public art and local artists. The scavenger hunt is a fun way for community members and visitors to learn more about Valpo and its feathered friends.  Learn more.

Valparaiso's Public Art

Melissa Washburn Design
Just A Little Peace Art Walk
Madame Butterfly
Adam Farster Design
My Rescue Kitty
Joseph Gonzalez Design