Established in 1988 by the Palm Springs City Council, the Public Arts Commission consists of seven members appointed by the Council to provide recommendations on procurement and placement of public art.


The Palm Springs Public Arts Commission is dedicated to the cultural enrichment of our civic environment in its role as an advocate for the arts in the City of Palm Springs. To strengthen the role of the arts and culture in city government, the Public Arts Commission supports and develops arts and cultural programs that encourage community participation, visitor attraction, economic development, and cultural partnerships in order to grow the identity of Palm Springs as an innovative and creative community. Click Here for a direct link to more information.


Funding for the Public Arts Program comes from fees collected for new development and remodel projects. Public Art Funds may be used for projects on public or private property subject to City Council approval.  Developers who wish to install art-in-lieu-of-fees should refer to the guidelines below. In addition, there are separate guidelines for Murals.

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For more information regarding the Art in Public Places Program please contact:

Jay Virata, Director of Community & Economic Deelopment
3200 E. Tahquitz Canyon Way
Palm Springs, CA 92262
Tel:  760-778-8408
Fax: 760-322-8325