I don't know about other states, but in the state of Maine 1 percent of all monies spent on any new construction of schools must be dedicated to art. The projects themselves can be in or outside on the grounds of the school and are often connected somehow to the the environment of the area, like lakes, rivers, mountains etc. Here's a closeup look at a piece of art that is part of a larger installation called "Gateway" in a garden nearby the Saco River. I call this simply '6 Balls', although I know it has an official name. This shot in the rain makes them shine.