Public Art

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Public art is visual art that exists in the public realm. The Barrie Public Art Guide features works in public spaces across Barrie along with mapped locations. Copies are available for pickup at City Hall and tourism outlets.

City Council approved its first Public Art Policy in October 2012. The policy was created by a committee of arts experts from Barrie and surrounding area. The policy established a Barrie Public Art Committee that works to raise the profile of public art and create a vibrant, animated city full of public art for all to enjoy.

Public Art Collection

Projects listed below include all works that are commissioned, purchased by, or donated to the City to be located in publicly accessible spaces. ​

Each object in the City's public art collection is on a maintenance schedule. The timing of each cleaning/treatment is determined by the medium of the artwork, its age, and location. There is an exception when cleaning is required due to unexpected causes (e.g. vandalism).

The City has two upcoming public art projects: