(Jackson, Wyo.) - Last week, Jackson Hole Public Art presented its 2016 public art plan for the Town of Jackson. One of the big parts of the plan proposed integrating public art into affordable housing developments, the recreation center renovation and major road improvements. "It is important to note that in alignment with our community's desire to house more of our workforce here, we would like both elected boards of leaders to consider including public art in any housing units developed, any expansions to the recreation center and future major street improvements like Snow King to Maple Way," said Carrie Geraci, executive director of Jackson Hole Public Art, during the December 21 Town Council meeting. She also mentioned adding a mural program to revitalize some of the large man-made walls and large alley ways in the community. Specifically, the 2016 Public Art Plan highlights 8 main programs: 1. Public art in housing developments 2. Public art in the recreation center expansion 3. Community engagement for Snow King to Maple Way 4. Biannual Mural Program 5. Street Furniture V2 6. Public art maintenance 7. Strategic changes including funding for a public art coordinator position, operating funds, appointing a joint town and county Public Art Task Force, and more. 8. Public art in 10 years CIP - future projects of focus At the end of the Town Council meeting, officials voted to schedule a Joint Information Meeting (JIM) with Teton County officials to discuss the jointly appointed Public Art Task Force. Check out the full 2016 Public Art Plan here.
*Feature Photo: From the North Cache POP event on August 20, 2015 /