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Claremont has long been known as a cultural arts center for the Pomona Valley area. Through the Claremont Colleges and groups such as the Fine Arts Foundation and the Claremont Museum of Art, the City continues to provide opportunities for showcasing local talent, as well as attracting well-known national artists. These groups also ensure the involvement of the general public in planning programs for local galleries and theaters.

The City has a "percent-for-art" program which helps fund art exhibitions and a variety of cultural pursuits in public spaces. In 2014, the City adopted a Public Art Master Plan that established a policy for the selection of public art in the community.

Momentum - City of Claremont Public Art Master Plan [PDF]

Public Art Committee

Individuals interested in serving on this committee are encouraged to file an application with the City Clerk. Applications are kept on file and considered whenever a vacancy occurs. 


What is Public Art?

Public art is art that is placed and integrated into the public realm for the public to enjoy.lynnbasa-claremont-redevelopment-authority-320x185

  • It consists of original works of art that may possess functional as well as aesthetic qualities.
  • Public art should provide a surprise and stimulate reactions from the public.
  • The works should be well-designed, timeless, and create unique expressions that explore the human condition or enhance our understanding of a unique place.
  • View Public Art in Public Places [PDF]

For more information, please contact Melissa Vollaro, Human    Services Manager at or (909) 399-5358.


Request for Proposals for City Hall Public Art  [PDF]

The City of Claremont invites artists and artist teams to submit proposals for a site- specific outdoor public art installation to be exhibited in front of City Hall in downtown Claremont. This is a very visible public space in Claremont’s bustling      village area near the Claremont Colleges, close to museums and the train. Artists all over California are encouraged to  apply. 

Please  direct  questions  regarding  the  Request  for  Proposals  (RFP)  to  Melissa Vollaro,  Human Services Manager, by e-mail at or phone at (909) 399-5358.

 DEADLINE: OCTOBER 2, 2017 at 5:00 p.m.