ODESSA, Texas (Big 2/Fox 24) – The City of Odessa wants your help deciding what public art is displayed at city buildings around the community. They are currently looking for three new members for the Public Art Advisory Committee which meets regularly to pick what art projects the city will commission.
According to Randy Ham, the Executive Director for Odessa Arts, the city adopted a public art master plan in 2014 and then last February, they chose to dedicate 1% of all city projects to an art installation on the property. Some upcoming projects include a police department training facility, a new fire station, and animal control center, all of which will include some form of art commissioned by the city and decided by the Public Art Advisory Committee.
The committee is made up of twelve members serving three year terms that meet once every quarter to pick which projects go through next and to place a call out to artists. Ham says its important for the community to be involved in the process because the art is for the public and you’ll get to work with him!
The application period is open until September 15 and then nominees will be interviewed with city council giving the final approval. If you’re interested, apply here.