Public art is an integral element in honoring local tradition and/or history while illuminating the City’s aspirations. Art can bring its viewers joy, surprise, stimulation, and reflection in a way that is unique to a specific place. Public Art can put a City “on the map” in a way that brings national, and even international attention to a site. This can make the City a more competitive location for business and tourism alike. In addition, public art supports the local economy through the processes of design, fabrication, and installation.
EFA supports the efforts of the local artists, community based arts organization and City of Encinitas Division for the Arts in establishing public art policy while integrating public art into the pubic spaces through advocacy and fundraising activities.