Join the conversation about Lakewood’s Public Art Plan

Published on October 03, 2023

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Oct. 3, 2023 - What do you enjoy about public art? Where should Lakewood install new art? What art pieces have captured your attention? Contribute to Lakewood’s public art plan update by joining the community conversation at LakewoodTogether.org/PublicArt.

Lakewood’s Heritage, Culture & the Arts Division is updating its Public Art Plan, originally adopted in 2013. Since the public art program began, over 50 works of art have been installed. The update will redefine the mission and vision for art in Lakewood, streamline processes and anticipate future installations around the city. Residents and visitors are invited to help guide the future of the city’s public art program for the next 10 years by participating in this project and providing feedback through the plan survey. Over the next several months, community conversations will be hosted to discuss trends in public art and ask for feedback. This input will be used to create the Connect. Discover. Create. Lakewood Public Art Plan.

“Our public art collection is an important asset of our city,” said Lakewood’s Heritage, Culture & the Arts Manager Michelle Nierling. “This plan will help us identify opportunities to enhance the experience of public art in Lakewood and really understand how our residents value it.”

The first outreach event will be hosted at the Cider Days festival on Saturday, Oct. 7 between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. at Heritage Lakewood Belmar Park. At the booth, attendees can help answer these questions about public art–what it is, why it matters and how they would like to get involved. They can also participate in a mapping exercise to learn more about Lakewood’s gathering places and locations that can benefit from art installations. Bring the kids to participate in fun art projects.

Subscribe to LakewoodTogether.org/PublicArt to receive plan updates, track progress, and refer friends. Enter for a chance to win by completing the survey by Dec. 1, 2023.