Unity in Diversity mural located in Lafayette, CA. Installed Aug. 1, 2021.
Through Public Art Partnerships, representatives from Lafayette, Moraga and Orinda come together to discuss what is happening in the public arts sector of their towns and to exchange ideas that the LAC's Community Engagement Committee can then support to benefit each city. We can get more done working together than we can individually or as individual organizations and municipalities.
Public art is defined as artwork in the public realm -- those places that are open and accessible to the public -- and refers to original works of art in any artistic medium, permanent or temporary, a single event or piece, a series of installations or events, or part of an ongoing process enhanced over time. The non-profit Association for Public Art defines public art as art that can “express community values, enhance our environment, transform a landscape, heighten our awareness, or question our assumptions. Placed in public sites, this art is there for everyone, a form of collective community expression.”
Public art defines who we are as a community and illustrates what we value.
Dave Dondero, Lafayette Art in Public Places Committee Chair
Lafayette Public Art Committee
Teresa Onoda, Art in Public Spaces Committee Chair
Art in Public Spaces Committee
Susan Mautner, Lamorinda Arts Council Board Member, APPC Representative
Art in Public Places Committee
Please view the video for a recent example of a successfully completed public art project in Lafayette, CA.