Carlsbad Council to consider art for Pine Avenue Community Park

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The Carlsbad City Council will consider design concepts for new art at Pine Avenue Community Park at its meeting tonight, Tuesday, April 25.

Artist Jenna Didier will present her latest concepts after months of incorporating community feedback.

The meeting begins at 6 p.m. in the Council Chamber, located at 1200 Carlsbad Village Drive. The agenda and staff reports are currently available on the city’s website. Draft designs are included on the project’s webpage. The meeting is open to the public.

The new artwork is part of the Pine Avenue Community Park Improvement Project.

The Library & Cultural Arts Department manages the city’s public art program and follows an established process for developing public art projects as specified in the art in public places program. The program was adopted by the Carlsbad Arts Commission and City Council and the development of artwork concept designs includes stakeholder input and public involvement.

Didier has been working with the community over the past several months to seek input on the draft design concepts and revise the designs to incorporate feedback from the community.

The city hosted two public workshops in 2016 to obtain public feedback. The concept design process also included a review by a Public Art Advisory Committee and Parks & Recreation Commission, as well as city staff in the Parks & Recreation Department, and is recommended for City Council approval by the Carlsbad Arts Commission.

If approved, the artwork is scheduled to be installed at Pine Avenue Community Park by the end of 2017.

The artwork in the park included a public art project allocation of $110,000, which is 1% of the total park improvement project budget.

Didier specializes in creating artwork for public spaces, and draws her inspiration from all aspects of community spaces, including those who use it, the surrounding environment and nearby infrastructure.

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