Public Art

The objective of White Rock’s Public Art Program is to create artwork that is accessible to the public. By virtue of its placement, content and public engagement, public art shapes the environment around it. Successful community art projects can help communities change the local environment and develop a sense of pride and ownership over their public spaces.

Discover Public Art in White Rock by foot through our public art walking map or view the collection through our photo gallery. Please note that the website collection page is still in progress. 

Rainworks Public Art Project
Rainworks is an invisible spray that is rain activated and the art will only appear when it is raining. Jeff Kulak, a Vancouver based artist, has been hired to animate White Rock with positive messages during the dark rainy winter months. These messages will come  to life when it rains. Each piece around the city is supported by commemorative stories and events. This project is a celebration and recognition of White Rock’s 60th Birthday.  
To follow the project, please visit the blog http://sixtyyearsofrain.tumblr.com/ 

Opening with Artist - Monday, June 5, 2017, 2:00 p.m. at Bayview Park Plaza.

View an enlarged version of the Rainworks Map.

 
 
Newport Plaza Public Art Project
Estimated Completion: September 30, 2017
Location: Marine Drive and Oxford Street
Artist: Hooman Mehdizadeh Jafari - Multidisciplinary professional artist with a background in creating original art on small and large scales both indoors and outdoors. Over 10 years of diversified experience in designing, project managing, producing and executing 2D and 3D large-scale public art projects.
Unveiling: Thursday, October 5, 2017, 5:00 p.m.

Memorial Park Public Art Project
Completion Date - June 2018