Public Arts Commission
The mission of the Public Arts Commission 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.
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 three citizens at large, a senior community representative, and representatives from the following organizations:
Forest Grove School District,
Chamber of Commerce,
Theatre in the Grove, and
Valley Art Association.
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.