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Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Oregon spends more than $1 million buying artwork each year as part of the Percent for Art program.

The law, created in the 1970s, requires at least 1 percent of direct construction funds of new and renovated state buildings with construction budgets of $100,000 or more go toward acquiring works of art.

The state’s public art collection includes more than 2,500 pieces, according to the Oregon Arts Commission, which oversees the program. There are more than a thousand pieces of public art throughout about three dozen government buildings in Marion County.

Read more at The Statesman Journal.

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