The Design Council makes recommendations on the incorporation of art and aesthetic design into public improvements. The council further makes recommendations to the humanities and the City Council on the selection and promotion of public art.
The Design Council also advises on the funding allocations for the Percent for Art Program Ordinance. Per the ordinance: The Design Council shall endeavor to develop a collection of Public Art that is of the highest quality that will encompass a broad aesthetic range reflecting the City and the minds of its citizens; that will improve the quality of life in the area; that will be accessible to all individuals and will be a source of pride to residents. It shall seek to develop the Percent for Art Program and the associated Public Art Collection in such a way that it is intimately integrated into the fabric of the City of Wichita and reflects a broad range of community input and involvement by Artists and Art Professionals.
The Design Council is made up of eleven members appointed by the Mayor, comprised of the following: