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.
Chilliwack’s 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.
Artist Call-Out: Street Banner Project
The City of Chilliwack is now accepting vibrant submissions from artists for artwork that will be incorporated into the City’s “Uniquely Chilliwack” street banner program.
Artist Iryna Kharina’s artwork entitled “A Chilliwack Compilation” was selected by Chilliwack City Council on June 18, 2019, for the street banner program. In keeping with the vision of the program, more artful banners are required to fully utilize the banner holders along the Yale/Vedder corridor. The Public Art Advisory Committee hopes to have approximately four banners to alternate on display.
The deadline for submissions is August 23, 2019.
For any other information please contact Carol Marleau, Manager of Recreation Services and Corporate Wellness via email at email@example.com.
The following projects have been approved and supported by the Chilliwack Public Art Advisory Committee.
|Vedder Bridge Murals by Trenton Pierre|
|'Giant Flowers' by Ronald Simmer in the Evans Road roundabout|
|Five Corners mural|
|Canada 150 Mosaic Mural|
|Wheels of Change|
|The CADREB sculpture|
|The Bookman Mural|
|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.