In 2012, the City Commission adopted a public art ordinance to enhance the aesthetic and cultural value of the city by including works of art on public properties within the city. The City Commission next created the Public Art Committee to guide the implementation of this program.
The Public Art Committee strives to create artworks and a public art program that is inventive, unexpected and surprising and to collaborate with the community through its festivals and cultural facilities. Over the last 2.5 years, the City has participated in projects including the Painted Pompano Series, Inside Out, Utility Box Wraps, Broward County VisualEYES Mural Program, and the Barefoot Mailman. The Public Art Committee has created a Ten Year Master Plan, which proposes more than 27 unique projects over the next ten years.