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Public Art plays an important role in increasing the understanding and enjoyment of art by our community. Art is more accessible and visible to citizens when displayed in public areas. A key feature of public artwork is the integration of art into the urban fabric of the City in order to enrich and enhance the physical attractiveness of the community. Public Art transforms its location and makes a unique and valuable contribution to our appreciation of Livermore and the quality of its public spaces.
Through the City of Livermore’s Cultural Arts Master Plan carried out through the Policies and Procedures Manual, the City endeavors to feature works of art in public places as well as supporting arts and culturally related activities that enhance and further develop our arts and cultural community. For more details, see Municipal Code 12.51.
Public Art Guide
Interested in touring Livermore's public art? Check out our Public Art Guide, which provides photos, locations, and descriptions of Livermore's public art.
UrbanArt Program Utility Box Mural Project
The utility box murals featured here were commissioned as part of the City's graffiti abatement program. Each box is coated with a special finishing which protects them from graffiti damage.
Livermorium Public Art Project
In honor of the historic discovery of the element Livermorium (number 116 on the Periodic Table of Elements), the City has commissioned a number of public art projects in collaboration with accomplished artists whose aesthetic celebrates the integration of art and science. For more information, visit the Livermorium Public Art Project page.
2014 Tree Sweater Forest
In 2014, a group of local knitters sponsored by the City of Livermore in partnership with Livermore Downtown, Inc. and Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores created a colorful public art display of "sweaters" for trees in the downtown. The project collected Tree Sponsorship funds for the benefit of the Valley Humane Society. Click here to view the Installation Photos from the event.
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