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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. 

Request for Qualifications (RFQ)

The City of Claremont is excited to release a new RFQ for a temporary art installation at City Hall. Artists and artist teams are invited to submit qualifications 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. Local artists are encouraged to apply.

The City of Claremont is an incorporated City with a population of over 37,000 residents, located 30 miles east of downtown Los Angeles. Claremont is best known for its tree-lined streets, historic buildings, and college campuses. Over the last couple of years, Claremont’s lovely trees have been impacted by the drought, as many communities have. Qualified artists should creatively and thoughtfully keep in mind the history of the site and Claremont in general, the context of the trees relative to the site, and the rich art history and art culture that exists in Claremont. The City of Claremont seeks artists with artwork or artworks that are either already fabricated or can be fabricated for the purpose of enhancing the aesthetics of the location and surroundings of City Hall property. The ultimate goal is to find an iconic, timeless, permanent piece for City Hall.

Proposals are due by Friday, April 14, 2017.

For more information, please contact the City's Public Art Coordinator, Aurelia Brogan at  or (909) 399-5495.

Request for Qualifications [PDF]


Call for Artists (Mural Project)

The City of Claremont seeks lead artists who will help engage and bring together the community in a special art-making experience. The artist selected, in conjunction with local schools and students, will conceptualize, design, and create a public art mural. This interactive mural is to be painted on the exterior of the Wheeler Park Building. The building is located in a beautiful 7 acre park at 626 Vista Drive, Claremont, CA and will be up to 47 x 8 ft.

The selected artist should be available to begin collaborating with local schools in May and June to come up with concepts and a project plan to be completed in October. The mural will be unveiled on October 14, with a fun day of art festivities such as family art activities and entertainment by local musical other arts groups.

Proposals are due by Friday, April 14, 2017.

For more information, please contact the City's Public Art Coordinator, Aurelia Brogan at or (909) 399-5495.

Art in the Parks - Call to Artists 3-9-17 [PDF]


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 the City's Public Art Coordinator, Aurelia Brogan at or (909) 399-5495.