Coming Soon - Public Art Underway

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Permanent public art projects

Veterans Memorial Park 

The city’s Cultural Arts is working with the city’s Parks & Recreation Department in the review of current park master planning initiatives, data collected from past focus group sessions, project timeline review in planning efforts for the public art element. Learn more

Barrio traffic circle

New permanent public art is planned for the middle of a new traffic circle at the intersection of Pine Avenue and Harding Street. The city's Cultural Arts Office is kicking off the process by asking the community for their input on how this new public art can best reflect the neighborhood’s identity and heritage. Learn more

Chestnut Underpass transportation art 

New permanent public art is planned for the Chestnut I-5 underpass and the city's Cultural Arts is preparing for the Public Art Advisory Subcommittee, scheduled for Jan. 4, 2024 at 6 p.m. The subcommittee will hear from the artists and ultimately vote to select the chosen artist. Learn more

Temporary public art projects

Pop Up Art: Showcasing artists in the Village

The Carlsbad Village Association and the City of Carlsbad’s Cultural Arts are working in collaboration to engage established artists to use a wide array of media on display in different storefronts of local businesses in the Village. The goals of this program are to:

  • Create interaction between the business and creative arts sectors
  • Promote greater awareness of local and regional artists
  • Embody Carlsbad’s commitment to the arts
  • Attract residents and visitors to provide an enhanced experience, and
  • Encourage local businesses to incorporate unique temporary artistic creations that enliven the Village.

Carlsbad realizes an inclusive vision of the arts and culture in everyday life, while stimulating an expanding creative sector economy. Original and unique artistic creations, as temporary public art, spur dialogue and enhance the Village as destination, while connecting to major city initiatives as outlined in the Village and Barrio and the Arts & Culture Master Plans.

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