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Glendale Public Art Master Plan Process Underway

Resident Input Requested at Workshop and myglendalepublicart.org

Post Date:08/24/2017 3:03 PM

For Immediate Release

Media Contacts:

Chuck Wike, Community Relations Manager
Glendale Library, Arts & Culture
(818) 548-2042
cwike@glendaleca.gov

Regina Alcazar, Urban Planning & Public Engagement Associate
Community Arts Resources
(213) 355-8510
regina@carsla.net

Glendale Public Art Master Plan Process Underway 

Resident Input Requested at Workshop and myglendalepublicart.org 

GLENDALE, CA – Earlier this year, the Glendale Arts & Culture Commission selected the consulting team Community Arts Resources (CARS) and Barbara Goldstein & Associates to develop a strategic, comprehensive Public Art Master Plan that will articulate a vision for public art in Glendale for the next five to ten years.

“Great cities are defined by their arts and cultural offerings.  We look forward to a public art plan that is built upon Glendale’s rich and diverse cultures, its beautiful setting and its vibrant neighborhoods,” said Glendale Mayor Vartan Gharpetian.

The plan will outline goals as well as identify relevant themes, priorities, strategic partnerships, and possible sources of alternative funding for public art in the City of Glendale.

"We are fortunate to live and work in a City that supports a vision for an arts rich community that creates a unique identity and sense of civic vitality.   It has been a pleasure working with CARS and Barbara Goldstein who, through a public engagement process, will reveal the many opportunities for public art.  I am looking forward to their final recommendations," said Arts and Culture Commissioner Ara Oshagan.

Residents have an ongoing opportunity to share their ideas and comments about the Public Art Master Plan at myglendalepublicart.org, which utilizes the MIT-developed online community engagement platform coUrbanize.

Additionally, a Pop-Up Public Art Workshop has been scheduled for October 18 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Glendale Adult Recreation Center located at 201 E. Colorado St., next to the Downtown Glendale Central Library.

During this fun, interactive event, Glendale residents will have an opportunity to learn how public art can improve the quality of life throughout the city. The workshop will also allow participants to share their ideas about the future of public art in Glendale. Attendance is free, open to the public, and a play zone will be provided for kids.

More About the Consulting Team

Community Arts Resources (CARS) is a diverse collective of creatively minded planners and producers engaged in the changing dynamics of the urban environment. Based in Los Angeles, their work is centered on urban planning, event planning and production, public engagement, community outreach and marketing. With more than a quarter of a century of experience in activating the urban realm, CARS creates unique experiences where arts, culture, community and civic life collide.

Barbara Goldstein & Associates is an independent consulting firm that focuses on creative placemaking and public art planning. Goldstein has directed public art programs for the cities of San Jose, Seattle and Los Angeles and in 2016, she was awarded the Public Art Network Leadership Award by Americans for the Arts.

 

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