If you ever find yourself admiring a piece of public art downtown, there's a good chance it's a piece done by local artists Harold Balazs or Ken Spiering. These guys' works grace buildings, Riverfront Park, they float, spout water, are set in concrete, carved into brick, or colorful baked-enamel. But there's also a huge amount of other work by lesser known artists placed here and there around the core. It's worth your time to take a closer look at the public & private art that is part of the city's permanent collection. Once you start looking you'll see it's everywhere. We have to think that downtown is better off because of it.