What is the Fountain Hills Public Art Committee?
The Public Art Committee of the Fountain Hills Cultural and Civic Association is selected
by the President of FHCCA in cooperation with the elected chairman.
Currently, Public Art Committee members include:
Sandi Thompson, chair
Over the last seven years, the Fountain Hills Public Art Committee and many other
organizations have worked to create an excellent collection of public art. Almost all the pieces
in this collection have been purchased with private funds.
Pieces are located inside the Fountain Hills Community Center, in the Community Center
Courtyard, in Fountain Park, and elsewhere throughout the Town of Fountain Hills. Please click here
to visit the complete Fountain Hills Public Art Committee website.
The goal is to create the finest collection of public art in the Southwestern United States.
Public art is acquired through two primary methods:
1) by the active procurement of a specific work of art or the selection of an artist for a specific
2) as the result of a gift or loan whereby the Town becomes a beneficiary. It is the responsibility of
the Public Art Committee to review and facilitate the proposed acquisition of art under either
In addition, the Public Art Committee, usually working with the entire FHCCA Board, or
with other community organizations, takes a major role in raising funds for public art acquisition.
Regardless of the method of acquisition, these are the fundamental criteria that will be universally
applied to any work of art under consideration:
*Physical condition of the artwork
*History and provenance of the artwork
*Compatibility with the Town's public art program and collection
*Availability of an appropriate siting location on Town property
*Requirements for installation, storage, and maintenance
*Liability considerations and issues of public safety
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