In 2012, the City Commission adopted a public art ordinance to enhance the aesthetic and cultural value of the city by including works of art on public properties within the city. The City Commission next created the Public Art Committee to guide the implementation of this program.
The Public Art Committee strives to create artworks and a public art program that is inventive, unexpected and surprising and to collaborate with the community through its festivals and cultural facilities. Over the last 2.5 years, the City has participated in projects including the Painted Pompano Series, Inside Out, Utility Box Wraps, Broward County VisualEYES Mural Program, and the Barefoot Mailman. The Public Art Committee has created a Ten Year Master Plan, which proposes more than 27 unique projects over the next ten years. The Public Art Master Plan will be reviewed and voted on by the Commission at the December 8th 2015 City Commission meeting. For a list of what is planned for this year, please review the FY 17 Public Art Annual Plan.
The Public Art Committee generally meets at 5 p.m. every 3rd Thursday of the month in the City Commission Conference Room. Please check the “Meetings tab” on this website before every meeting as meeting dates and locations are subject to change. Alternate dates and/or cancellations will occur in November/ December.
To learn more about the program, please contact Laura Atria 954.786.4310. Please also join our Artist Network and stay informed of current and future Call for Artists and other exciting art opportunities taking place in Pompano Beach.
Laura Atria: 954.786.4310 or Laura.Atria@copbfl.com
Check out the public art master plan
The City of Pompano Beach’s Public Art Mural Program is now featured on the Florida Mural Trail. For more information on the Mural Trail, please visit floridamuraltrail.com.