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 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 has been working with the community and local schools in the form of community engagement activities and surveys. These activities will help lead artist Bill Savarese design 4 asphalt murals and 8 storm drain murals that will be located in the Innovations District on SW 1st Ave. between Atlantic Blvd. and SW 2nd St. and on SW 1st Ct. between SW 2nd St. and South Cypress Rd.
Thanks to many residents and enthusiasts, the program received multiple design submissions which will be serving as inspiration for the lead artist to create the final 8 storm drain murals. Please click on this link to see all the designs submitted and the designs selected to serve as inspiration for the final storm drain murals. The Public Art Committee and entire program is so grateful for all submissions sent in. To view the submissions please see this link.
The project creates an opportunity to educate, energize, and engage our entire community while celebrating our City’s unique characteristics through public art. For more information on the project and how you can get involved, please contact Public Art Program Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org .
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.