Public Displays of Art (PDA) is a multidisciplinary artist collective that was formed in January, 2017. The core members of PDA use movement and visual arts, working within an improvisational framework, to engage and immerse the public in performance and the creative process. Using non-traditional performance venues (like galleries, museums, libraries, parks, markets, etc.), PDA brings the arts and performance to the public in an engaging and unique way. PDA is collaborative, developing each event with other local improvisational artists, including musicians, sound artists, poets, and visual artists.
To further engage with the community, PDA members offer movement and arts classes that are open to the public. Each member of PDA carries a diverse background in the arts, including embodied movement practices, movement therapy, yoga, Pilates, improvisation, Butoh, Axis syllabus, photography, and more. PDA hopes to encourage the community to participate in and immerse themselves in the arts by actively providing opportunities across the city that are open to the public.