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. Since its inception, the City has completed multiple projects including, but not limited to, the Painted Pompano Series, Utility Box Wraps, partnered with Broward County on multiple projects, sunk a 324-foot tanker ship that is now an Underwater Art Exhibition, installed murals, and received multiple grants to continue to add to the City’s Public Art collection. Many of these projects were part of the 2016-2025 Ten Year Public Art Master Plan.
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.