Established in 2003, the Public Art Program requires that 2% of the total building valuation be set aside for original artwork to be placed at the site of a covered project in a manner consistent with the Public Art Ordinance. The Public Art Program of the City of Ojai is intended to:
Improve the quality of life for City residents, workers, and visitors by providing the development of cultural and artistic resources and by enhancing the City’s visual image.
Develop a Public Art Program that is unique to Ojai, and provide diverse artworks of the highest quality
Increase the understanding and enjoyment of public art by Ojai’s citizens.
Integrate art in a sensitive manner with the proposed development sites and City surroundings.
Invite public participation in, and interaction with, public spaces.
Provide artistic diversity in the use of media and artistic expression.
Encourage interdisciplinary arts.
Include works by local, regional, national, and international artists that are suitable for viewing by a diverse community audience.
Encourage collaborations between artists, architects, and engineers.
Support artist participation on design teams for planning public projects.