The Eau Claire Public Arts Council exists to enhance the quality of life in the Eau Claire area by supporting and promoting the arts through programs, initiatives, and displays. We work to enrich the lives of the residents of Eau Claire through the acquisition, preservation, and presentation of art works in both the permanent collections and temporary exhibitions, and by supporting these works with educational programs and community events.
Vision + Goals
Eau Claire is a creative city, where art is integrated into and throughout all people's lives. The vision of the Eau Claire Public Arts Council is to animate our city, inform our citizenry, influence our community and visitors, encourage creative expression, and engage the artists in the Chippewa Valley and beyond.
- Increase accessibility to the arts and arts activities for all our citizens
- Demonstrate, through public art pieces, that art can significantly enhance the quality of life in the city of Eau Claire, and contribute to tourism and economic development
- Collaborate with and encourage the efforts of all Eau Claire arts organizations
- Use public art as a means of fostering the community's sense of spirit, pride, and values
- Assist with the funding of creative endeavors of artists and arts organizations
- Reflect the diversity of the city of Eau Claire and its citizens
- Ensure that the juried process is fair, meaningful, and equitable
- Integrate the arts into the downtown and other neighborhoods
- Build on and expand on downtown revitalization efforts