Public Art Commission

Commons Art

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 will represent 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.

About the Commission

The Twin Falls City Council voted to establish a Public Art Commission on Sept. 23, 2019. The mission of a public art program is to support a thriving arts community through the activation of public spaces.

How To Apply

Residents of the City of Twin Falls who are 18 years of age or older, and who have an interest or background in art, are encouraged to apply here.

Have Questions?

Applicants who have questions about the Public Arts Committee or how to apply, should contact Wendy Davis, Parks & Recreation Director, via email or 208- 736-2265.

Mission Statement

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. 

Vision Statement

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. 

Values:

  • 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

Goals:

  • 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

View or download the 2023 Public Arts Commission Schedule (PDF)