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Public Arts Commission: Call For Art

The goal of the Forest Grove Public Arts Commission, in partnership with other city entities, is to create and promote a pedestrian-friendly atmosphere, attract people to the downtown area, and contribute to the quality and identity of the City. 

Call for Artists: 2017 Art in the Park Festival of Fine Arts scheduled for Sunday, July 16, 2017.  Time and location to be determined.

This inaugural event will be a juried event to celebrate the work of local artists.  This full day of Art in the Park will be the first of an annual event that will provide a venue for local artists and access to the arts for the entire community.  Artist booth fee is $35 for 10x10' or $60 for 10x20'. Application Deadline: To Be Determined.  To apply for jury, complete application and email it to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. along with 5 jpg images.  Festival of Fine Arts Guidelines




Tres Novem Dedication smIn 2015, the Commission decided to embark on a second public art acquisition project. Using the same model as 2010, PAC agreed to purchase a three-dimensional original sculpture, 10-12 feet tall, for Lincoln Park titled Tres-Novem which translates into Three to Nine, a triangular shape with nine sides. Funding for the project will come from fund-raising events and gMollies Garden picturerants.

In collaboration with the Library Foundation, the Public Arts Commission raised a substantial amount of money to complete the installation in 2014 of internationally renowned glass sculptor Ed Carpenter's piece, "Mollie's Garden."  This remarkable piece now holds a prominent place in the City Library. 

In 2008 the Public Arts Commission received funds for public art to be permanently placed within the city limits of Forest Grove. The pieces chosen as a result of this Call for Art had the honor of being the inaugural work in an ambitious and worthwhile civic endeavor. 

These benches were installed and unveiled on October 6, 2010, during the First Wednesday activities. Mayor Truax dedicated the benches to the memory of the late Dale Mitcheltree, City Councilor, who proposed and initiated the "This Brick Needs A Name" campaign which raised the money for the acquisition of public art.  The City commissioned TVCTV to produce a documentary of the art acquisition which can be viewed below.   



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Artist:  Eric Canon; Location:  corner of Main and 21st Avenue



Artist:  Stuart Nakamura; Location:  corner of Pacific Avenue and Council Street


Bench by Robert Foster 

Artist:  Robert Foster; Location:  Community Auditorium, 1915 Main St.