Art in Public Places Program Turns 30

On August 29, 1988, the Culver City City Council adopted an Ordinance that established an Art in Public Places Program (APPP) that applies to most private and City development projects. The APPP is intended to balance the community’s physical growth and revitalization with its cultural and artistic resources, resulting in improving the general welfare of the city, and increasing the availability of art to a broad and diverse group of people. Changes to the original ordinance over the years have included adding funding for an annual Performing Arts Grant Program, the option of having a building’s architecture fulfill the APPP requirement, and incorporating a cultural facility at the development site.

Today, there are over 100 individual artworks included in the City’s APPP. Many are on public (City-owned) property, while others are on private property but easily visible to the public.

Coming soon, as part of the celebration of the 30th anniversary of the program:

A downtown cultural walking tour in book form – pick up your free copy from City Hall in September;
Sketchbooks for all CCUSD 3rd graders will be distributed during National Arts in Education Week in September;
A free downloadable mobile app for the downtown cultural walking tour – available soon;
A temporary art installation for City Hall – Stay tuned for updates!

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