Why Public Art?
Public Art has the ability to provide aesthetic beauty, to educate and inspire, to stimulate commerce and increase real estate values, to build better citizens and provide for cultural interpretation, to increase tourism and provide other benefits.
In addition, public art: enhances our experience of a place and our quality of life; engenders a sense of pride and community identity; reaches audiences outside of museums, galleries and theaters; adds beauty to everyday life; declares the worth of a place and a time in our shared cultures.
Who’s on the Task Force?
- Michael Gill
- Elizabeth Grace
- Tiffany Graham
- Lynne Hammes
- Lee Norris
- Beth Ryan
- Achala Wali
Task Force Objectives
- Assist with the selection of art installation in Lakewood
- Develop public art strategy options for citywide program
- Research and formulate potential funding options
- Help market, support, fundraise for public art
- Report findings to Council
City council presentation
Why public art?+-
- Put Your Money Where your Art Is, Santa Fe Reporter, September 6, 2015
- In Ann Arbor, public art money will be spent on sewers, roads, Michigan Radio, Kate Wells, March 4, 2014
- Collaborative, Creative Placemaking: Good Public Art Depends on Good Public Spaces, Project for Public Spaces, F. Kent and C. Nikitin
- Why Public Art is Important, The Dirt, Uniting the Environment, Jared Green 10-15-2012
- The Financial Case for Public Art, The Atlantic CityLab, Dan Rosenfeld, 5-28-12
- How Public Art Affects Real Estate Values, Butler Burgher Group, 2-15-2015
- How Art Economically Benefits Cities, Project for Public Spaces, 1-1-2009
- Public Art Has Positive Economic Impact, Athens Banner Herald, John R. Caldwell, 3-21-12
In the news+-
- City of Lakewood Seeking Applicants for Public Art Task Force
- Lakewood Public Art Task Force Hosting First Meeting in 2016