Agenda Item 2 - Authorization to purchase public art with Public Art Funds
The purpose of this agenda item is to request authorization to purchase public art using funds from the Public Art Fund. Button Art, Inc., is a nonprofit created to further the love of art in Gwinnett County. In honor of Gwinnett County’s 200th anniversary, the Button Art Sculpture project was established. Button Art will manage, create, and install 200 original life-sized Button Sculptures throughout Gwinnett County. Gwinnett cities have been invited to participate in the initiative by sponsoring a button for $8,000. Each button will feature original artwork that may be selected by the city, and the city may select the location of the button. With the sponsorship, we will receive an additional blank button with blackboard material for public engagement.
- Public Hearing (Y/N)
- City Manager
- Jenny Simpkins, Assistant City Manager
- Staff Recommendations:
- Motion to authorize staff to funding from the Public Art Fund to purchase public art.
- Department Head Approval:
- B. Johnsa
- Mayor's Signature Required: