Williamsburg Public Art Council

The Public Art Council (PAC) advises City Council on the acquisition, donation, commission and/or funding of public art, the acceptance of gifts and loans of public art and the deaccession of public art from the City’s collection. In its inaugural year (2021-22), the PAC will develop policies regarding the determination of artist qualifications, specific site attribution criteria, maintenance of public art, and develop a plan for the further implementation of a robust public art program.

At its February 2021 meeting, Williamsburg City Council adopted the Ordinance #21-01 and Resolution #21-03 to create the Public Art Council (PAC):

Next Steps

City Council will appoint two at-large members to the nine-member PAC (applications are now being accepted). The remaining seven members will consist of two members of City Council and one member from each of the following: Planning Commission, Architectural Review Board, Economic Development Authority, Tourism Development Grant Review Committee and a City member of the Williamsburg Area Arts Commission. 

  • PAC takes an Inventory of existing public art
  • PAC acquires public input
  • PAC develops a Public Art Plan
  • PAC develops an application process