Art in Public Places

The City of Dublin and Dublin Arts Council’s Art in Public Places program works to create and maintain Dublin’s collection of public art, enhancing the quality of life for Dublin’s residents and strengthening the city as a destination for visitors.

New Muirfield Art In Public Places Commission

The City of Dublin and Dublin Arts Council are excited to share Dublin’s next Art in Public Places commission is underway!

The 2023 public art commission will be funded through an Ohio Facilities Construction Commission grant through the State of Ohio Capital Budget and the City of Dublin’s hotel/motel tax.

Three potential locations for the 2023 large-scale permanent commission were presented to Dublin City Council at its meeting on Aug. 14. The project will move on to the artist and artwork selection phase. There is no proposed artwork at this time.

Save the Date! Artists Presentations- June 13, 2024

Join us, the Dublin Arts Council and the three finalist artists as they present their site-specific concepts at the Dublin Community Recreation Center (5600 Post Road) from 6-9 p.m.

The community is encouraged to attend and share their questions and feedback during the event. After the presentations, the artist selection committee will take the community comments and deliberate on picking the winning artwork. 

Visit the Dublin Arts Council website for more information. 

Whittingham/Muirfield Drive Public Artwork Finalists Selected

An eight-member committee selected the finalists from a national pool of 121 artist applicants representing 33 states. Applicants submitted qualifications, photos of completed public artworks, a letter of interest, and a community engagement statement as part of the application process. The committee reviews each application against a set of public art criteria.

Dublin Arts Council and The City of Dublin will welcome the finalists for a visit to Dublin this March in preparation for developing a site-specific proposal for the artwork. Following the site visit, these artists will develop fully articulated design plans for and with our community. A presentation to the community will be planned for a later date.

The finalists are:

Chris J. Rench

Chris is an engineer and abstract artist in Oregon with extensive experience in large-scale, colorful artworks in various mediums. His portfolio extends over fifty-one public works in twenty-nine states and hundreds of private works from coast to coast, Europe, and Canada.

Ivan Depeña

With a Master’s in Architecture from Harvard University, Ivan is a multi-disciplinary artist with over twenty years of experience working with architects, fabricators, scientists, and engineers to realize his artistic vision and deliver reliable yet impactful projects. He has won numerous awards, including the Arts Public Art Network (PAN) Year in Review in 2019 and Placemaking with Intention, CODAWorx in 2022.

Miki Iwasaki

Miki founded his independent design business in 2017. Miki Iwasaki, LLC focuses on public art and architecture and has created regional and national exhibitions. He has a Master of Architecture from Harvard University and is an Adjunct Faculty member at Woodbury University, School of Architecture in San Diego, California. Miki believes public artworks should be integrated thoughtfully into the landscape and reflect the community’s character and values.

The selection committee includes:

Adam Hernandez is an accomplished artist, muralist, and designer. Adam is known for his street art and modern hieroglyphic-inspired work. A passionate advocate for the Latine artist voice, Adam has painted murals in cities across the US and internationally.

Pamela Ellinger is a Dublin resident and retired CPA with twenty-plus years of experience in both public accounting and private industry.

David S. Guion, Ph.D., Dublin Arts Council Executive Director and adjunct associate professor in the Department of Arts Administration, Education and Policy at the Ohio State University;

Michael Hiatt earned a bachelor’s degree in art and technology and a Master of Landscape Architecture, serving as a landscape architect with the City of Dublin’s Parks Department.

Robert (Bob) Fathman is a retired Clinical Psychologist who has had a private practice in Dublin since 1984. He serves on Envision Dublin, a group of City officials and residents developing a Community Plan and serves on the Board of the Dublin Community Foundation. He is also active in the St. Brigid of Kildare 55+ Club and the Muirfield Empty Nesters group.

Elsie Sanchez, a painter living and working in Dublin, Ohio, graduated from Ohio State University with both a BFA and an MFA. Her paintings have been exhibited locally and internationally.

Don Staufenberg is a product designer by background. Don earned a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Design from Kent State University, Kent, Ohio. He has served as a product designer with many prestigious companies.

Merijn van der Heijden, Director of Urban Arts Space since 2017, Merijn has provided leadership and strategic management, supporting and promoting the academic mission, arts curricula and research, cultural leadership, and artistic and intellectual enrichment of Urban Arts Space. She currently also serves as the chair of the City of Columbus Art Commission.

Boat in the Field Artwork Dedication

The Boat in the Field by Artist Ilan Averbuch
M.L. “Red” Trabue Nature Reserve

The Dublin Arts Council and the City of Dublin invite you to the dedication of The Boat in the Field on August 24, 6-8 p.m. at ML “Red” Trabue Nature Reserve, 6500 Post Rd, in Dublin, Ohio. All are welcome for an artist talk, boat making and treats!

Ilan Averbuch was born in Tel Aviv, Israel and currently resides in Long Island City, N.Y. A sculptor of international acclaim, his cultural experiences are deeply rooted into his creative process.

He created the 25-by-18 foot sculpture made of steel, limestone, and recycled granite from the steps of St. John Cathedral in Cleveland, a historic Roman Catholic church building that was completed in 1852, and renovated in the 1940’s.

Invite Your Friends

When family and friends visit, or if you’re looking for suggestions, visit the Visit Dublin, Ohio’s website at or stop by the Visitors Center in Historic Dublin. When you’re craving culture, the Dublin Arts Council is your destination for outdoor concerts in the park, gallery exhibits and creative classes.

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