The city’s public art program began 12 years ago after the City passed an ordinance that 1% of every capital dollar (bond money) would be put towards public art. Through this program, today the city has commissioned 70 pieces of art. The city estimates 300,000 people view public art in Norfolk daily. Pieces of public art can be found in any of the parking garages, at the entrance to the Norfolk Botanical Garden, the elephant made of butterflies at the Virginia Zoo. For a map of all of the public art projects, go to the city webpage at Norfolk,gov  and search for “public art map”. Pictured above are club president-elect, Jim Kitz, Karen Rudd who manages Norfolk's Arts program.