Mapping Outdoor Art in Ames

Ames is packed full of outdoor art you can see any time of year. Check out the map to see not just our projects, but out door art projects created by the city, university, and community. Some are permanent, some temporary.

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We are constantly updating the map as we discover more art in Ames. Do you know about a project? Did you make a project? Do you have an image of one of the items on the map? email us images and details

Art Vacancy Downtown

“Art Vacancy” is a series of two 1-month exhibitions running from July 15th – September 15th, 2020 along Main Street in Ames, IA. The project supports 12 local artists and consists of art installations in the windows of local businesses.

Learn more here.

Support provided by the Iowa Arts Council, a division of the Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs, and the National Endowment for the Arts.

Ames Public Art Commission

From their permanent collection to temporary art installations, the city of Ames has a longstanding joy of public art.


Tucked all over the place, murals make a vibrant landscape in Ames.

Community Built

Mapping Ames Art Outdoors

Add your favorite outdoor piece to Art Map Ames!