The Public Arts Commission is hosting a fundraising event "Coco: La Grande Mademoiselle" on Saturday, May 13, 12 Noon to 3:00 p.m. in the Orchard Room at the Palos Heights Recreation Center, 6601 W. 127th Street. The luncheon/fashion show will feature Annette Baldwin's unique portrayal of Coco Chanel's life. Tickets are $50 and available for purchase att Mona Lisa, City Hall and the Recreation Center. All proceeds will go towards the purchse of a sculpture for the Recreation Center. Click here for details
The Public Arts Commission implements a city-wide plan for the thoughtful placement of public art which includes, but not limited to, sculpture, murals, and paintings. The commission works in conjunction with the comprehensive city plan to improve the business climate and aesthetic appeal of the city.
The Public Arts Commission was created by ordinance in October 2012.
The duties of the Public Arts Commission (PAC) are as follows:
Create a Mission Statement
Recommend guidelines for the selection of public art and sites based on preservation, enhancement, embellishment and commemoration of the historic, cultural, development and architectural characteristics of the City and its people.
The commission reports to the Buildings and Grounds Committee on the sustainability of locations for public art, as well as present proposals for public arts projects and/or programs. All projects and programs must have final approval from the City Council.
The commission shall determine the costs of artistic acquisitions and projects, as well as recommend funding options for lease or purchase of said public art. A budget plan must be prepard for the fiscal period January 1 through December 31 annually.
The commission may partner with and/or promote educational outreach programs to benefit residents of all ages.
The PAC is authorized to seek public and private funding assistance for the acquisition and maintenance of programs and works of art.
The PAC shall keep an inventory of all pieces of public art and provide an annual report to the City regarding its activities and plans.
The PAC consists of five (5) or more members appointed by the Mayor:
The commission meets on the 2nd Monday of the month at 6:30 p.m. at the Recreation Center.