Art. It’s everywhere you look in La Quinta – in places you realize, and some you may not. The City of La Quinta has a strong commitment to preserve the area’s unique character and to balance development with artistic enhancement. That’s why the City established the Art in Public Places Program.
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La Quinta has become a mecca flourishing in recreation, resort, housing and economic and business development. Art has played an important role in the creation of character and image in the City of La Quinta. The Art in Public Places program plays an integral role as La Quinta grows and continues to be enhanced.
Public Art is one method of ensuring that the visual experience of the City is rich with the balance of cultural, environmental and artistic beauty.
Many public art pieces are recognizable throughout the City, but there are several that are part of everyday life in La Quinta that might surprise you. For example, the mural on the La Quinta Car Wash – known as Desert Mural by Marcia Gibbons and students from La Quinta High School – is public artwork. Even daily chores and errands are more enjoyable when you’re greeted with interesting artwork. The bus stops along Hwy 111 have artistic panels integrated into the design.
What about art in the park? For a City that’s rich with the arts and culture – absolutely. The City’s goal of making art part of our everyday lives is apparent in even some of the most unexpected places.
Another faction of the Art in Public Places is the Civic Center Art Purchase Program, which began in 1988. This program involves the purchase of art pieces from the La Quinta Arts Festival to enhance the Civic Center facilities.