Thanks to its robust Public Art Program, Dublin residents can enjoy museum quality art right in their own backyard. Look for more than 30 publicly-owned artworks at parks and civic buildings, as well as a growing number of public art pieces installed on private property under the Public Art Ordinance. Recently, Dublin has a growing number of cities that are adding painted utility boxes as a low-cost way to add color and interest to City streets. Current public art projects include:
In October, a special day was held in which dogs had their photos taken at Dougherty Hills Dog Park. Those photos will be turned into a new silhouette art piece at the park.
Residents are often invited to give opinions on proposed public art via surveys and comment cards. Residents are also encouraged to apply to serve on Art Selection Committees. No prior experience is required, and this is a great way to learn about the public art process. Artists are encouraged to submit information for our Cultural Arts Resources database. Staff uses the database to provide information about local cultural arts resources to the public and to notify artists and organizations as creative opportunities arise.