About the Public Art Program
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The benefits of public art are numerous. It has the power to energize our public spaces, arouse our thinking and transform the places where we live, work, and play into more welcoming and beautiful environments that invite interaction. Public art can make strangers talk, children ask questions and calm a hurried life. Beyond its enriching personal benefits, public art is a true symbol of a city’s maturity.
Public Art Policy
The Richmond Public Art Program promotes, supports and facilitates the creation of public art within the City. The aim of the Public Art Program is to create a public art collection of the highest quality through a fair and open selection process advised by independent arms-length panels of art and design professionals and community input.
The Richmond Public Art Policy was endorsed by City Council on June 23, 1997 and updated on July 27, 2010.
Public Art Plans
Public Art Plans have been created through consultation with planners, art and design experts and members of the community. Their purpose is to assist City staff, private developers and communities to identify potential collaborations to larger projects within an area of Richmond or projects that span property and neighbourhood boundaries. For more information on the City's Public Art Plans, visit Public Art Plans.
Public Art Registry
Browse the map and discover all the public art in your neighbourhood. You can also browse a list of the artworks or search by artist, year, area etc. Visit the Public Art Registry.
Public Art Brochures
Use the Public Art Brochures to explore the a new area of the city or rediscover your own neighbourhood.
Walk Richmond and Public Art Tours
Richmond Public Art and Walk Richmond have joined forces to promote healthy living and awareness of public art. Walk Richmond hosts a walking group with free group walks throughout the year. Public Art staff have supplied resources for Walk Richmond volunteers to speak to the Public Art on their walks.View Walk Richmond’s complete schedule of walks.
For information on What's New in public art, visit the What's New webpage.
For more information, please contact:
Public Art Program
Arts, Culture and Heritage Services
City of Richmond
6911 No. 3 Road
Richmond, BC V6Y 2C1
Richmond Arts Update
To learn more about the Arts in Richmond download the Arts Update reports:
Arts Services Year in Review 2019
Arts Services Year in Review 2018
2017 Arts Update
2016 Arts Update
2015 Arts Update
2014 Arts Update
2013 Arts Update
2012 Arts Update
2011 Arts Update
2010 Arts Update
Richmond Public Art Program Annual Report
To learn more about Public Art download the annual reports:
2017 Public Art Program Annual Report
2016 Public Art Program Annual Report
2015 Public Art Program Annual Report
2014 Public Art Program Annual Report
2013 Public Art Program Annual Report
2012 Public Art Program Annual Report
2011 Public Art Program Annual Report
2009-2010 Public Art Program Annual Report
2009 Public Art Annual Progress Report
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