February 19, 2011
Artwork in the public eye
From swimming pools to court houses, art is thriving on the walls and in the buildings of Los Angeles County-owned facilities. Our growing Civic Art collection includes works that have been donated to the county, commissioned under the auspices of the Board of Supervisors and various county departments and pilot projects managed by the Los Angeles County Arts Commission. The collection also includes artworks created since the 2005 launch of a new Civic Art Program, requiring that 1% of the design and construction costs on new county capital projects be set aside in a Civic Art fund. Here’s a sample from across the county.