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Public Art Policy

Elder Moon by Leonard Wells & Leslie Wells. Photo by Brian Giebelhaus

The Parks, Recreation & Culture Committee is assuming the responsibilities of the Public Art Advisory Committee as of March 2019.

Vision & Benefits

Public art is a highly visible, accessible, and engaging way of telling stories on a city-wide scale. Whether it’s reflecting on our heritage or offering a playful form, public art can make us stop, re-examine something, and spark conversation about the ideas that art bring to our lives and communities.

In addition to fostering creativity, dialogue, and civic character, public art positively contributes to Surrey’s urbanization, placemaking, and economic development through cultural tourism.


Investment in the City of Surrey’s public art projects is guided by its Public Art Policy and its Public Art Plan with new art projects funded from contributions resulting from its Private Development Public Art Program, implemented in March 2011, as well as contributions from the City’s capital construction projects such as new civic facilities.

Public Art Policy

Review the City of Surrey's Public Art Policy, updated in 2018.