Art in Public Places

Public art is defined as original artworks of permanent or temporary nature, often developed by or with direct input from an artist, placed in publicly-accessible locations for the benefit of the public. It may also include installations owned and controlled by the City on non-municipal property, where the City has entered into an agreement with the property owner for the care and maintenance of the installation. 

Public art media may include, but is not limited to:

  • sculpture in any material or combination of materials;
  • artworks in any form including mobile, kinetic or electronic;
  • murals, fiber works, glass and/or mosaic installations;
  • fountains or water features;
  • hard or soft landscape elements that contribute aessthetically to their surroundings;
  • special decorative engineering or architectural features and elements added to such structures as: walkways, entrances, arbors and trellises, fencing, benches or platforms, windows, walls, floors or ceilings, in areas that are publicly accessible.

 Public art can be found in libraries, community centres, along nature trails, and in parks or shopping plazas. It can create gateways or animate streetscapes. Public art can also address social issues, celebrate community or cultural identity and heritage, beautify public places and neighbourhoods, commemorate an event or increase the appreciation of the arts in general.

Find out more about the public art pieces in Pitt Meadows by viewing the inventory. Each piece is an original, one-of-a-kind work that is specifically created to reflect and express Pitt Meadows' local heritage, culture, and environment.