Featured photo: artwork by Lonac, photo courtesy of CANVAS Art Charities
Palm Beach County Public Art Programs
The Palm Beach County Art in Public Places program is managed by the Facilities Development and Operations Department of Palm Beach County. The mission of the program is to provide art that complements public buildings, parks and plazas; creates a sense of place and enhances community identity; improves the design quality of public infrastructure; and contributes to the missions of the county departments where projects are sited.
Here are a few featured public art programs from cities across Palm Beach County
Why Art in Public Places? The purpose is to stimulate cultural interaction, education and economic development by selecting, siting, installing and maintaining public art. The Art in Public Places program is funded through a one-percent public art fee. As development occurs, public art is integrated into the architecture, infrastructure, landscape and greenways throughout Boynton Beach.
After “painting the town red” for two years in West Palm Beach, CANVAS brought color to the city of Lake Worth for its third year. Billed as the nation’s largest outdoor museum show, CANVAS brings together the most innovative contemporary artists, collectors, and art influencers from around the world.
Championing art in public places, CANVAS transforms landscapes into an interactive art experience, activating spaces and engaging with the city from concept to completion. Colossal murals and installations punctuate the landscape, along with a complement of public and private events as a nexus between the artists and the community.