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 Committee generally meets at 5 p.m. every 3rd Thursday of the month in the Pompano Beach Cultural Center. Please check the city meetings page 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 954.545.7800, #3813. 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.
The City needs your input to help the lead artist of this program design 8 storm drain murals located in the Innovation District!
The City of Pompano Beach Public Art Program has been awarded the Community Foundation of Broward Grant- Art of Community Grant. The City, who’s grant is entitled Asphalt Art - The Crossroads Connection, along with Pompano Beach artist Bill Savarese and the City Utilities Department is seeking input from the community that will serve as inspiration in designing 8 storm drain murals. The project creates an opportunity to educate, energize, and engage our entire community while celebrating our City’s unique characteristics through public art.
Please contact Public Art Program Manager at email@example.com for more information on the project and how to attend virtual Community Engagement Events. Click here to take the survey. Your answers will help the lead artist in designing the 8 storm drain murals! https://s.surveyplanet.com/at6A57okE
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 this link.