Nancy Boskoff has worked in the arts for many years, and has enjoyed her experiences working with the people who live in Salt Lake City's West Side neighborhoods and with a number of public art projects. She has directed arts programs at the neighborhood, city, county, and state levels, here in Utah and back east in the DC metropolitan area. For her, public art represents a multi-discliplinary effort, with artists, engineers, architects, fabricators, neighbors and the community-at-large. A successful public art project engages conversation at many levels, from the academic world, to community stakeholders, local artists, school children, commuters and mothers with baby strollers. One of Boskoff's goals in her professional work is to connect the work of artists with other people in the community, and she sees public art as one very tangible avenue for that connection.