The City of West Palm Beach is committed to becoming a recognized national and international destination through its Public Art Program. As part of this commitment, the City passed an ordinance in 2014 that included Art in Private Development. The Ordinance requires that private developments contribute to public art by commissioning artwork on their site, or contributing to the Public Art Fund, with the understanding that by doing so they contribute to the vitality and desirability of the City of West Palm Beach.
The Ordinance allows for a broad spectrum of artworks, which creates a multitude of opportunities for developers to contribute to a diverse and engaging community. The choice of a visual artist, medium and style belongs to the developer(s) and must follow the Ordinance. The proposed artworks and location will be reviewed by the AiPP Committee for recommendation to the City Commission for final approval.
The objective is to encourage an aesthetically built environment in all public and private developments with a goal to increase private sector participation in support for public art.
For more building permit procedures, please contact the Development Services Department at (561) 805-6700.
For more information on the Art in Private Development process, please contact Sybille Welter, Art in Public Places Coordinator at (561) 822-1521 or email to firstname.lastname@example.org.