Known for its old Florida homes, chickens roaming the streets and the snazzy new Oviedo on the Park town center, Oviedo is now planning to dress up the city with artwork.
Oviedo is poised to become the latest Central Florida municipality to establish a public arts program, following the lead of cities that include Orlando, Winter Park, Casselberry, Sanford, Mount Dora and Eustis.
Plans call for setting up a public arts fund to help Oviedo pay for acquiring and displaying pieces. The city will set aside 1 percent of money designated for capital improvement projects at parks and recreational facilities toward that fund, up to $50,000 a year. The city also will apply for grant money.