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 City of Chilliwack Public Art Advisory meetings occur quarterly or at the call of the Chair and are open to the public. For more information on the Public Art Advisory Committee please contact the City of Chilliwack Recreation and Culture Department at 604-793-2904 or visit the following link Public Art Advisory Committee - City of Chilliwack


Organic Art Call Out 

The City of Chilliwack is seeking an artist or artists to create organic art pieces in six parks. The organic pieces would be placed on City-owned light or sign poles and would enhance the beauty of the surrounding area. The pieces should look organic, while being durable in inclement weather.

The six locations that will host these art pieces include:
• the Landing,
• Vedder Park,
• Central Community park,
• Kinsmen Park on Portage,
• Townsend Park, and
• Yarrow Community Park.

If interested in submitting a proposal please review the attachement below for details.

If you have any questions about this project, please contact Carol Marleau, Manager of Recreation Services and Corporate Wellness, at marleau@chilliwack.com or 604.793.2904.

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 
Organic Art Call Out 2021-05-17 156KB