Public Art Advisory Board
Call to Artists Downtown Sculpture Trail (PDF)
The Town of Clayton's Public Art Advisory Board is seeking artists to participate in its first Downtown Sculpture Trail public art exhibition. The trail is a temporary outdoor exhibit, displayed at eight (8) publicly-owned sites from July 2013-June 2014. Click on the link for more details and application. Deadline is May 17, 2013.
2013 Meeting Schedule (PDF)
Public Art Advisory Board By-Laws (PDF)
What is Public Art?
In an effort to establish a collection of artistic works for the benefit of the community and the betterment of public spaces and facilities, the Clayton Town Council established the Public Art Advisory Board on February 4, 2008.
The purpose of the Public Art Advisory Board is to establish a procedure through which the Town of Clayton can acquire and accept artwork on loan or as a gift and make recommendations to the Town Council toward the creation of a Public Art Program.
Additionally, the Public Art Advisory Board will review and make recommendations to the Council for all acquisitions and exhibition of all artwork loaned to, donated to, purchased by, or commissioned by the Town of Clayton, with the exception of the rotating monthly exhibits inside the Clayton Center lobby area as they are administered by Clayton Visual Arts. Furthermore, the Public Art Advisory Board will establish guidelines for the acquisition, maintenance, and removal or relocation of all public art as necessary within the Town of Clayton.
Public art shall be defined as any and all forms of visual art conceived in any medium placed in areas accessible or visible to the public and will not include any architectural or landscape design, except when commissioned and designed by an artist.
The Clayton Town Council shall appoint five members to serve on the Public Art Advisory Board who have special knowledge, interest or experience in the arts, including key business leaders, design professionals, educators, members of civic and community groups and property owners. The Public Art Advisory Board shall operate under by-laws and policies for the performance of the duties assigned by the Town Council and it shall make periodic reports to the Council on its activities, goals, and accomplishments at least once per calendar year.