Civic Art

(Above) "Down the Block" by FREELANDBUCK.

In 2004, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors adopted the County’s first Civic Art Policy, allocating one percent (1%) of design and construction costs of new County capital projects to a Civic Art Special Fund for the creation of civic artworks. The County’s Civic Art policy is managed by the Los Angeles County Department of Arts and Culture, through its Civic Art Division, to commission socially engaged civic artworks, as well as support conservation efforts, artistic and cultural services, and an evolving array of programming throughout the unincorporated areas of Los Angeles County in all five Supervisorial Districts.


County Collection

The County’s Civic Art Collection belongs to all its residents and is comprised of historic and contemporary civic artworks located on County properties. 


Explore Civic Art Publications, including Civic Art Annual Report, special publications, and more.

Special Projects

Explore special projects from the Civic Art Division.

About Civic Art

More information about the work of the Civic Art Division + the Civic Art Policy.

Public Art in Private Development (PAPD) Ordinance

PAPD allocates a 1% fee of the building valuation of eligible private development projects in unincorporated areas of the County to fund public arts projects.