The Fife Public Art Program was established in 2011 as a a visible way to enhance quality of life for our residents and support tourism and economic vitality. A Call To Artists was sent out in October of 2011 and closed December 31st. Over 20 artists from around the country submitted applications, some with multiple pieces of art work. The Fife Public Arts Commission (FPAC) then selected five pieces to purchase and place in public locations. The art pieces will remain at their locations for at least one year, at which time the FPAC and Fife community will select pieces for permanent display. All pieces not selected for permanent display will be sold at an annual “Arts Gala” with all proceeds benefiting the Fife Arts Program.
The City of Fife recognizes that support for artists and arts organizations, development and stewardship of public art, arts education, and cultural development are public necessities and essential for the continuing growth and development of Fife’s citizens, economy, and quality of life.
The mission of the Fife Public Arts Commission (FPAC) is to identify and actively encourage the development and sustainability of the arts in the City by serving as the City’s primary resource in matters of public art and culture.
Fife Public Arts Commission meetings are typically held the 2nd Tuesday of each month at 5:30 p.m. at Fife City Hall, Puyallup Meeting Room 5411 23rd St E Fife, WA 98424. Please contact Laurel McQuade to confirm meeting schedules.
To the extent reasonably possible, the city shall seek representation on the commission from as many as possible of the following arts and professions: painting, sculpture, music, literature, architecture and landscape architecture, performing arts, tribal or city historian, and education, as well as lay members who have an interest in the artistic, tribal, and cultural development of the city. The city shall attempt to have one member from a recommendation from the Chamber of Commerce, one member from a recommendation from the Puyallup Tribe, one member to be a local school student interested in the arts, and one member to be an arts educator. However, any person, whether or not a Fife resident, may apply and be considered for membership on the commission. Members shall be selected without respect to political affiliations; however, a majority of the members shall at all times be either (1) Fife residents, (2) work in Fife, or (3) own a business in Fife. Two of the positions on the commission shall be filled only by Fife residents; however a vacancy in either of those two positions shall not affect whether or not the commission can have a quorum for purposes of transacting business.
- Gale McArthur, Resident
- Regan Meyer, Student
- Julie Watts, Fife Historical Museum
- Mizu Sugimura, Resident
- Kendra Danielson, Arts Educator
- Lisa Daniel, Business Community Member
- Lily Hu, Artist
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Fife City Hall
5411 23rd Street East
Fife, WA 98424