A Brochure From the Pasadena Cultural Affairs Division
“I love seeing the new art popping up all over Pasadena and can't wait to see more.”
This temporary public art program was launched by the City of Pasadena’s Cultural Affairs Division in 2011 to enliven neighborhoods throughout the City with sculpture. Some of the artworks you’ll encounter were pre-existing and have been loaned to the City; others were newly commissioned as site-specific temporary artworks.
This third phase of the Rotating Public Art Exhibition Program builds upon the success of the previous two iterations which sited captivating public artworks in expanded venues. A unique aspect of this program is the engagement of local residents in the artwork selection process. Each Councilmember selects two residents from their District to serve as Neighborhood Arts Associates. Alongside public art professionals on the Selection Panel, they review artist proposals, discuss selection criteria and, ultimately, choose artworks for exhibition in their neighborhoods.
This latest phase of the Rotating Public Art Exhibition Program presents new opportunities for residents and visitors to encounter art throughout Pasadena and aims to encourage the exchange of ideas and values about art, place, and creativity in our everyday lives.