The Public Art Committee is an ad hoc committee of the Geneva City Council formed in Fall 2012.
The committee's mission is:
The Public Art Committee hopes to facilitate the development of public art in the City of Geneva, recognizing it as integral to the vibrancy of our community. The Committee believes that public art contributions to Geneva will complement current strategies for economic development and tourism, enhancing neighborhood identity, and educating children and adults. A further intention of the Committee's work is to incorporate artist services and artworks in the design of civic spaces and facilities.
The benefits of public art to a community are numerous and extend far beyond simple beautification. Public art can inspire engagement with our civic realm. It can bring people together and make us rethink our assumptions about the world and ourselves. It can be a catalyst for enriching our lives and our communities. Through art planning, community members can find consensus on ideas, prioritize projects and initiate the momentum to bring more art into public spaces.