Public Art

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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 is developing an arts opportunity map. Starting in May, the art policy would allow for the acquisition of art pieces with City funds.

In participation with local artists, the Arts Advisory Committee has scheduled the first in a series of art shows (PDF) at the Del Mar Civic Center Town Hall, with a reception set for 6 to 8 p.m. March 29 and demonstrations scheduled for 1 to 4 p.m. March 30. 

The committee has issued a call for painting art (PDF) with a deadline of March 8. E-mail submissions to:

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