Why public art? Artist Roy Adzak once said, “Good art is not what it looks like, but what it does to us.” That statement holds the answer to why we need public art in our community.
We need public art on the island because cities gain value through public art – cultural, social and economic value. Public art can also be a key factor in distinguishing Bainbridge Island as a unique and culturally active community. And perhaps most of all, public art humanizes the built environment and invigorates public spaces.
In May 2014, the City of Bainbridge Island reinstated the community’s Public Art Program, appointing Arts & Humanities Bainbridge as its manager. The Public Arts Committee (PAC) has the immediate tasks of inventory and conservation of the current collection, and the design and implementation of a new project. If you are interested in volunteering as a committee or jury member, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Click here for a list of the Bainbridge island Public Art Collection.
The Bainbridge Island community was invited to a Public Art Workshop on April 23rd to shape the vision for art at The Waypoint.
The public’s input from this idea session will help the Bainbridge Public Art Committee (PAC) form the Request for Proposals (RFP) for art at The Waypoint.
The community’s input is a key element in this process, this is the step that brings the public into Public Art.