Public Art

In 2014, the District of Squamish adopted a Public Art Policy to increase the number of artworks in public spaces. 

The District of Squamish Public Art Program aims to commission, purchase, program and develop art in four public areas:

  1. New and existing public buildings;
  2. Art walks, public parks and trails;
  3. Municipal capital projects (integrating art of all types and sales into public infrastructure, such as bridges, retaining walls, medians and drainage infrastructure);
  4. Plazas and prominent street corners.

From 2015 to 2020, a Public Art Select Committee provided oversight of the Public Art Policy, including the development of the Public Art Priorities. The committee is comprised of local artists and residents with an interest in public art and a connection to the art community.