Columbia’s collection of public art can now be experienced on your mobile device. Use the free mobile app for iPhone or Android to guide you on a tour of over 35 pieces of public art around town. Each stop on the tour includes photos, written and audio descriptions, and geo-location mapping to guide you along the way.
Each artwork in the tour has its own connection to Columbia’s history and is part of the city’s cultural legacy. The works were initiated by a range of businesses, individuals, and organizations, each with a different mission but all sharing the common view that art enriches the city.
Powered by opens in a new windowOtocast, LLC, the app is currently available for download in the iTunes store and on Google Play. Otocast is a platform for guided audio tours that encourages exploration and discovery, and helps people gain a better appreciation for what is around them. It can accommodate multiple themes and multiple tours, making it easy for visitors to find and select a guide appropriate to their interest, whether it is exploring public art, historic sites, general areas, architecture, or nature trails.
Financial assistance for this project has been provided by the Missouri Arts Council, a state agency.