Golden Valley Public Art

Commissioned Artwork Public Submissions

The City has commissioned local artist Susan Armington to create an artistic representation of Golden Valley as a community (get details). It will be displayed in the main lobby of the new Brookview.

Input is needed from residents of all ages. Please read instructions carefully be submitting. Submissions are accepted at Golden Valley City Hall and the Parks and Recreation Office at Brookview.

To enhance and enrich Golden Valley's public environment for its residents, businesses, and visitors, the City developed a program to encourage collaborative projects and provide a mechanism for including public art throughout the community.

Public art, whether owned by the City or not, could include sculpture, murals, fountains, statues, or other form of two- or three-dimensional work in any physical medium appropriate for the location.

All public art must meet criteria outlined in the City's Public Art Policy. This includes review against adopted and standardized criteria, approval, and formal acceptance by the City for installation in or on public locations (eg, publicly owned buildings, publicly owned land, orother locations leased or provided to the City through donation, easement, or other means).

Public Art Process

Selection of public art selection is managed in cooperation with Golden Valley Arts (GVA), a nonprofit organization that provides funding and leadership to stimulate and advance the arts throughout Golden Valley.

GVA will solicit and develop proposals for public art, secure and develop funding, and evaluated submitted art for approved by the City Council.

Each public art proposal will be announced to the public at a regular City Council meeting and then made available for public review and comment for a minimum of 30 days.

The City of Golden Valley Public Art Policy provides details about the criteria for submittal,
review, and selection of public art.

Current Project: City Street Banners

GVA completed a selection process July 24, 2017 for art to be featured on the City's new street banners. City Council approved the submitted art at its Aug 2, 2017 meeting. The public review comment period will run Aug 3-Sept 3.

City Rotational Art

The City will feature public art in Brookview and City Hall to give local and regional artists the opportunity to display, and by the artist’s choice, sell, their artwork in a location visible to the community.

Artwork will be displayed in both buildings in rotating “terms” (generally three months each). The City will send RFAs to the art community and art facilitator groups twice a year. Art will be selected in advance for each term of the next year.

2017-2018 Schedule

Winter and Spring RFAs will be announced August 7, 2017; submission deadline is September 29, 2017.

  • Summer: May 31-August 28, 2018
  • Fall: August 30-November 27, 2018

Summer and Fall RFAs will be announced March 5, 2018; submission deadline is April 6, 2018.