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Who pays for public art?

Original post made on Jun 3, 2019

Efforts are underway to launch a new nonprofit dedicated to public art in Menlo Park, a city that hasn't had an Arts Commission for 15 years.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Friday, May 31, 2019, 6:17 PM

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Posted by Art is smart
a resident of Menlo Park: Allied Arts/Stanford Park
on Jun 3, 2019 at 12:27 pm

Adjacent Cities use the 1% of total development cost as a metric for public art payment. So many up and coming artists who specialize in this type of work could add a tremendous, unique and beautiful texture to our “developing” communities


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Posted by Betsy
a resident of Atherton: Lindenwood
on Jun 3, 2019 at 12:34 pm

I strongly suggest interested parties meet with RWC Arts Commission and RWC Parks and Art Foundation. They are doing public art right!


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Posted by Principled Jacky
a resident of Woodside: other
on Jun 3, 2019 at 2:17 pm

Can't wait for the libertarians to step up with fundraising. After all, they claim non-profits are the way to go.

Seriously though, MP needs more art!


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Posted by public art in the commons
a resident of Menlo Park: Linfield Oaks
on Jun 3, 2019 at 3:45 pm

Public art is just that: public - part of the commons.

It is a town responsibility.


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Posted by Observer II
a resident of Menlo Park: Stanford Weekend Acres
on Jun 9, 2019 at 3:49 pm

Observer II is a registered user.

The prospects of revitalizing public art is exciting. Art comes in many forms, such as film, music, drama, sculptures, painting, poetry, murals, etc. Seeing a proliforation of public art in neighboring cities, such as Palo Alto, Atherton and Redwood City gives rise to the potential in Menlo Park. With city support spear headed by Mayor Ray Mueller, this proposed Foundation could make a noticeable and lasting difference. I fully support it and look forward to seeing what the group comes up with in the days ahead, whether it is simply decorating utility cabinets or providing inspiring works of art.


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