Public Arts Commission
The mission of the Public Arts Commission (PAC) is to enhance the cultural and aesthetic quality of life in Forest Grove by serving to preserve, promote, and develop public access to the arts. The continued vitality of the arts in the City of Forest Grove is a vital part of the future of the City as well as of its citizens.
The Commission was established January 2006 by the City Council with the belief that the community would be better served by a group with a broader scope and purpose to foster relationships between several organizations that exist in Forest Grove and other individuals to make arts a more important part of the City's life.
The Commission advises the City Council and makes recommendations regarding policies and programs that would enhance and encourage the planning, placement and maintenance of public displays of art in locations open to the public within the community. The Commission's inaugural art acquisition was completed in 2010. A documentary of the project can be viewed on the Call For Art page.
ART IN THE PARK 2016: The Commission is in the process of acquiring a unique three-dimensional sculpture to be located in a City park with a brick path leading up to the art. To help raise funds to purchase this art, the PAC is offering the opportunity to community members to purchase a brick for the path engraved with a name of their choice. Buy a brick for $50 engraved and help to enhance the beauty of our parks! NAME a BRICK order form available to download and at the Forest Grove City Library, 2114 Pacific Avenue.
The Commission supports fund raising events such as Meet The Artist Dinners and grantwriting to promote free arts programming to the public.
The members will be citizens with an interest in the development, acquisition, preservation and accessibility of arts in the community. A student from a local high school or Pacific University will be appointed as a non-voting member.
The Commission meets at 5:00 p.m. on the second Thursday of each month in the Rogers Room at the Library, 2114 Pacific Avenue.