Public Art Task Force | The City of Lakewood, Ohio

Public Art Task Force

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