The Twin Falls City Council voted to establish a Public Art Commission on Sept. 23, 2019 to support a thriving arts community through the activation of public spaces. Expanding opportunities for Twin Falls residents to experience various genres of art in public places will create a more visually pleasing and culturally rich environment while expanding the public’s knowledge of arts and culture. The Commission also represents the City’s interests in matters pertaining to public art, and will advise and make recommendations to the City Council concerning public art and public art activities, and will be responsible for carrying out the public art policy.
The mission of the Public Arts Commission is to enrich the lives of all Twin Falls residents and visitors through cultivating public art programs, enlivening public spaces, and embracing the cultural identity of the region.
The Twin Falls Public Arts Commission believes the arts create inspiring personal experiences, illuminate the human condition, and offer meaningful ways to engage with each other and the world around us. We envision a community that encourages adventurous artists, engaged audiences, and creative initiatives that are supported through community partnerships, programs, and policies.
Foster an inclusive art experience
Enhance our community through art
Support local artists and the variety of art aesthetics and mediums
Allow the arts to be a platform for social change
Treasure our history and rich culture
Initiate, acquire, exhibit and maintain public art through a transparent public process
Engage in arts education efforts
Advocate for local artists and organizations
Support collaboration and community partnerships
Encourage personal, emotional, community and tourism-based growth through the arts