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Public Art

Public art has the power to energize and enhance our public spaces, make us think, and transform where we live, work and play. We support public art through the Chilliwack Public Art Policy.

The Chilliwack Public Art Policy (CPAP) was adopted by Council on April 1, 2014. The purpose of the policy is to promote and facilitate the integration of public art throughout Chilliwack. Establishing a public art policy was one of the objectives set out in the Official Community Plan update, which was completed in 2014.

The policy proposes that the governance of the public art program would be provided by a Council appointed Chilliwack Public Art Advisory Committee (CPAAC) who would then provide recommendations to Council on public art pieces proposed for civic facilities or properties, as well as visible locations throughout commercial or private developments.

The proposed membership of the CPAAC consists of members appointed by Council, one elected official to act as Chair, on elected official serving as the Vice-Chair, and one ex-officio staff member. As part of the membership composition, and depending on the proposed art piece, consultation from appropriate or affected committees or organizations may be required. The appointed CPAAC members are sought from the community with the goal being to assemble a combination of art and business professionals as well as community members at large.

The Chilliwack Public Art Advisory meetings occur once a month and are open to the public. For more information on the Chilliwack Public Art Advisory Committee please contact the City of Chilliwack Recreation and Culture department at 604-793-2904.


FIVE CORNERS PUBLIC ART PROJECT - REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS

The City of Chilliwack is seeking proposals for the design, fabrication and installation of public art at the intersection of Yale Road, Young Road and Wellington commonly known as Five Corners. The piece will be positioned in front of the building located at 46115 Yale Road.

The successful proponent will create and install public art that will add value to the cultural, aesthetic and economic vitality of the downtown core of Chilliwack. Further information on this project can be obtained by viewing the Five Corners Project document and RFP Addendum 1.

Completed Projects

The following projects have been approved and supported by the Chilliwack Public Art Advisory Committee.

Prest-Bailey Roundabout

Vedder Bridge Murals by Trenton Pierre

The CADREB Sculpture

'Giant Flowers' by Ronald Simmer in the Evans Road roundabout

The Bookman Mural

Canada 150 Mosaic Mural

Five Corners Mural

Wheels of Change

The Portable Piano

The City of Chilliwack believes that public art helps increase the vibrancy and livability of the community, thereby fostering a sense of pride in public places.

City of Chilliwack Bids/Tenders

Attachments
Description Date File Size 
Chilliwack Public Art Policy 2016-12-22 17KB 
Five Corners Public Art Project 2021-01-11 1.81MB 
RFP - Addendum 1 2021-01-13 115KB