Public Art in Esquimalt
The Township of Esquimalt’s Public Art Policy was adopted by Council in 2002. Its mission statement is "to cultivate a more vibrant community full of visually exciting and identifiable spaces where art in all its forms is incorporated into everyday life".
This Policy was created to enrich Esquimalt both physically and intellectually by ensuring that a diversity of art work and art forms are integrated into the design of public spaces. It was also intended to demonstrate that art is valued as an integral part of society, to increase community understanding of the arts, to promote the arts in general, and to increase community pride.
The Public Art Policy deals primarily with the acquisition and management of art works (including monuments and memorials) in municipally-owned public spaces, however, some of the works featured on this webpage may be located on private property but be visible to the public.