Arroyo Grande Public Arts is a non-profit volunteer organization dedicated to bringing public art to the City of Arroyo Grande. We hope to enrich Arroyo Grande’s visual appeal with art that reflects our unique culture and rich history, while providing local artists an opportunity to showcase their work.
We envision beautiful, engaging open spaces with public art woven into the public infrastructure, where public art defines and reflects our community identity.
Our Mission is to encourage and support Public Art projects that stimulate a cultural environment that reflects the city’s heritage and character. Our support will include but not be limited to identification, funding, installation, support, and maintenance of public works of art.
- Promote and support the work of local and national artists
- Respond to and reflect the diverse nature of Arroyo Grande’s population, history and growth
- Approach the entire city as a showcase for public art
- Engage the community to encourage public art sponsorship
What is Public Art?
The term public art refers to works of art in any media that have been planned and executed with the intention of being staged in the public domain, usually outside and accessible to all. The term is significant within the art world, to whom it signifies a particular working practice, with implications of site specificity, community involvement and collaboration.