PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) — Panama City Beach officials want your art to be on display throughout the city. Officials said public art can be a vital part of economic progress.
About a year ago, “SeeLife” was a project that placed sculptures of dolphins and turtles in the community and people had the opportunity to paint them. Currently, 11 of them are on display in places such as Frank Brown Park, PCB Town Hall, and more. Now city officials are looking to expand by popular demand.
Vice Mayor Geoff McConnell said it would make the city better for everyone.
“It gives artists the opportunity to get their work out there for the public to see and of course it beautifies our area,” McConnell said.
If you would like to place an artwork in the community, you can submit an application at the link below.
A $100 fee is due at time of submission and the art must meet the following criteria:
- Art must be created by an artist or by an entity or organization affiliated with an educational institution or the local arts community.
- Nominated art must demonstrate excellence in aesthetic quality, execution, innovation and creativity.
- Submitted art must not be overtly commercial or political. (No prominent or visible symbol or logo commonly associated with any particular company, brand, political party, political affiliation or cause.)
- Art should be appropriate in scale, form, content, and materials/media suitable for the site location and method of placement.
- Demonstrate feasibility in terms of budget, schedule, security, sustainability, operation, maintenance, conservation, security and/or storage and location.
- The art is compatible with the surrounding neighborhood and does not harm the neighborhood or harm public safety or welfare.
- The art contributes to the city’s goal of promoting a wide range of artistic styles and media in order to maintain an overall balance of art in the city.
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