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The city of Avondale and the Avondale Municipal Art Committee (AMAC) is seeking the public’s input as it works on updating the Avondale public art masterplan. 

A public meeting is scheduled for 6 p.m. Wednesday, April 14, and those interested may participate virtually via Zoom.

Last updated in 2014, the public art master plan serves as an important document that guides the city as well as the art committee on bringing public art into the community for everyone to enjoy.  

The master plan serves to define what public art is; develop a vision, goals and strategies for establishing a robust public art plan for Avondale; identify opportunities for art in the community; and identify potential funding and procedures for securing, documenting and maintaining the city’s public art collection.

“Over the past two decades, Avondale has steadily added to its public art collection throughout the community,” said Pier Simeri, Avondale’s marketing director and staff liaison for the Avondale Municipal Art Committee. 

“Whether it’s large-scale sculptures at our city parks and in front of city hall or artistic elements such as mosaics and murals on buildings, public art can be found throughout the city. It’s important that the public art master plan is updated to reflect the community’s vision for public art as the city grows and builds out. This is also an opportunity to develop thematic ideas around what is Uniquely Avondale and how public art can embody that.”

The public is encouraged to view the existing public art master plan on the city’s website, https://bit.ly/3w8BHUI, and attend the meeting at 6 p.m. Wednesday, April 14, to provide input. 

The city will also provide opportunities for feedback via surveys and email through early June, before a draft of the plan is presented to the Avondale Municipal Art Committee on June 15 for approval. The updated plan is anticipated to go before the City Council for approval in July.

If You Go...

What: Avondale Public Art Masterplan Update Public Meeting

When:6 p.m. Wednesday, April 14

How:https://avondaleaz.zoom.us/j/6059027693

Meeting ID: 605 902 7693

Dial by phone: 1-669-900-9128, and meeting ID 605 902 7693