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Infusing Del Mar with art

The City of Del Mar aims to infuse art into public and private spaces through a variety of methods and media.  To build a framework for a vibrant arts program, the City Council has adopted a Public Art Policy (PDF) and impaneled an Arts Advisory Committee (PDF)

The Public Art Policy sets guidelines to accept donated or consigned pieces as well as installations such as murals on private property.  The Arts Advisory Committee has published an approval process (PDF) and flow chart (PDF) for donated work and an arts opportunity map. Starting in May, the art policy would allow for the acquisition of art pieces with City funds.

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Public art submission

On July 1, a 30-day review period opened for the public to comment on two bronze sculptures proposed for installation at downtown locations. Artist Maidy Morhous has applied to donate “Baby Boomers Google” for placement in front of the Del Mar Library and “Empty Dreams” for installation at the visitor center at 1104 Camino del Mar.

Open the Maidy Morhous proposal (PDF). 

To comment on the proposal, email: publicart@delmar.ca.us

Arts Advisory Committee

The Arts Advisory Committee meets at 2 p.m. on the fourth Wednesday of every month in the Del Mar Civic Center Town Hall.

If you are seeking to either donate or temporarily loan artwork to the city for display in a public area, please complete and submit the Public Art Proposal Form to publicart@delmar.ca.us.