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A not for profit organization dedicated to community based public art.

Whether you’re looking for a historical walk through the dynamic art scene in Joliet or for artwork to be commissioned, Friends of Community Public Art (FCPA) is your number one resource! FCPA has several table-top or life-size figurative bronze sculptures for purchase through the Forge Gallery and also accepts both public and private commissions. We welcome you to browse through our site and see for yourself!

FCPA’s partnership with the City of Joliet (Illinois) has helped transform the once industrial city of the mid-20th century into one with culture and art around every corner! While Joliet offers great entertainment with NASCAR races, family oriented Jackhammer baseball and hot casino action, it also boasts a nationally recognized public art program through its association with Friends of Community Public Art. In creating over 140 cut or broken tile mosaics, contemporary collage-based realistic murals and life-size figurative bronze sculptures, FCPA celebrates Joliet's diverse historical, economical and cultural background – with themes including African American, Native American and Hispanic heritage, veterans, justice, the Underground Railroad, education, nature, sports, music, labor unions and more.