WAG Public Art

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Public Art in Woodstock

Public art holds the power to tell our stories, celebrate our history, commemorate important events, provide unique attractions for citizens and visitors, as well as create spaces for engagement and the fostering of civic pride.

In 2017 the City of Woodstock introduced a Public Art Policy outlining the process and procedure for the selection, installation and maintenance of public art in/on municipally owned public space.

As part of the Cultural Services Department, the Woodstock Art Gallery plays a critical role in fostering the City’s public art collection.

Public Art Application Guide

The Woodstock Art Gallery has developed a guide to help artists understand the process of applying for a public art opportunity in the City of Woodstock.

The guide covers topics including calls to artists, the selection committee and process, budget, taxes, design development, materials and fabrication, subcontracting, permits, insurances, maintenance and conservation, etc.

Public Art Application Guide

Woodstock Art Cycle

Calling all art and cycling enthusiasts! Submit your bike rack design for Woodstock Art Cycle.

Five new bike racks will be installed at ten locations throughout the City of Woodstock.

A jury comprised of community members, artists and cycling enthusiasts will review the submitted designs and select a shortlist, which will be presented to the public for feedback through an online survey. The final bike rack designs will be fabricated by Maglin Site Furniture and installed in February 2023.

This opportunity is open to everyone! Local teachers and students can also get involved by creating a bike rack as a class project.

Winning designs will be awarded $1,000 or a classroom tour and education program. 

How to Submit Your Design

Please click on the call to artists below for submission guidelines, design specifications, and a template. Designs must be completed using the provided template.

The WAG Education department has also provided resources to help teachers and students explore the theme and begin the creative process.

Submit your design through the online form below. No printed or physical submissions will be accepted.

Deadline: Wednesday, October 12 at noon

Woodstock Art Cycle Submission Form

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3D model of bike rack template from Maglin Site Furniture

pink bike rack with bird design

Bike rack design by Paul Robles, photo by William Eakin, Courtesy: Winnipeg Arts Council

Contact Us

Mary Reid

© 2017 City of Woodstock P.O. Box 1539, 500 Dundas Street, Woodstock, ON N4S 0A7


Phone: 519-539-1291
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