Plans for a $200,000 art project to mark the 50th anniversary of Charlottetown's Confederation Centre of the Arts have been put on hold.

Jessie Inman

The commemorative art project will happen, says Confederation Centre CEO Jessie Inman, but it may take a couple more years. (CBC)

The permanent outdoor sculpture was originally supposed to be installed on the Centre plaza by July. Last year, the Centre's art gallery asked for public input on five exhibited proposals. The ideas ranged from a bronze sculpture to a garden with large provincial map pieces.

Centre CEO Jessie Inman told CBC News the organizing committee wants to make sure it selects the right project.

"Public art is very important. And it's very important that we make the right decisions around it, and we haven't made a decision about this public art yet," said Inman.

"We still have the funds to do it, and still intend to do it, but perhaps not in 2014. I'm not on the expert review committee, but they haven't come to a decision yet."

Inman said the art installation will happen in the next couple of years. She said the Centre doesn't know if it will re-visit the five existing proposals, or start fresh.

The successful proposal will receive up to $200,000 to turn the concept into art. The money comes from a private endowment.