Public Arts Commission (PAC)

Statue of a young girl

Meetings

  • 1:00 p.m.
  • 2nd Monday of the month
  • Palos Heights Public Library
    12501 S. 71st Avenue
    Palos Heights, IL 60463

Members

The PAC consists of five or more members appointed by the Mayor:

  • Maria DeCaprio-Sunta
  • John Hanley
  • Lynda Schiappa
  • Vanessa Sunta

Mission

The Public Arts Commission implements a city-wide plan for the thoughtful placement of public art which includes, but not limited to, sculpture, murals, and paintings. The commission works in conjunction with the comprehensive city plan to improve the business climate and aesthetic appeal of the city.

Duties

The duties of the Public Arts Commission (PAC) are as follows:

  • PAC works to create a Mission Statement.
  • PAC recommends guidelines for the selection of public art and sites based on preservation, enhancement, embellishment and commemoration of the historic, cultural, development and architectural characteristics of the City and its people.
  • The commission reports to the Buildings and Grounds Committee on the sustainability of locations for public art, as well as present proposals for public arts projects and/or programs. All projects and programs must have final approval from the City Council.
  • The commission shall determine the costs of artistic acquisitions and projects, as well as recommend funding options for lease or purchase of said public art. A budget plan must be prepared for the fiscal period January 1 through December 31 annually.
  • The commission may partner with and/or promote educational outreach programs to benefit residents of all ages.
  • The PAC is authorized to seek public and private funding assistance for the acquisition and maintenance of programs and works of art.
  • The PAC shall keep an inventory of all pieces of public art and provide an annual report to the City regarding its activities and plans.

Additional Information

For additional information email the Public Arts Commission.