Public Art Commission Finally Decides to Grant Thousands


After years of delay, members of the Public Art Commission have selected recipients of more than $50,000 from the city’s Public Art Fund. The Commission met on Feb. 28 to review evaluation and scoring of cultural arts and arts programming proposals by a selection committee. The committee will review physical art proposals later this month.

The commission recommended the top-scoring proposals in the $35,000, $25,000 and $7,500 award categories go to City Council for approval and appropriation of funds. No awards were recommended in the $15,000 and $5,000 award categories. The selected awardees are:

  • Rhythmix Cultural Works’ Island City Waterways, $35,000
  • West End Arts and Entertainment District, $25,000
  • Sacred and Profane’s The American Landscape, $7,500.

The Council will hear this item at its Tuesday, April 17, meeting. The money that was not awarded will remain in the Public Art Fund, for potential use in a new proposal process later this year.