Browse all the
award winning entries


2009 AIPP

2010 AIPP

2011 AIPP

We will add
earlier years
in due course.


Anaheim Arts Councilís commitment to Art in Public Places began in 1979 under the direction of founding Arts Council member Violet (Vi) Wheeler who also served as the second president.

After Vi's retirement in 1984, Art in Public Places continued
advocating public art components in all large civic and private projects as well as establishing an annual recognition program.

Additionally, a continuing effort has been made to document historical
and existing artworks in the community and assisting in the development of new projects.

Anaheim does not have the typical 1% for art requirement that some other cities (Brea, Irvine & Garden Grove) have implemented which is how art collections have evolved. All projects in Anaheim are voluntary by the corporate or business entity or required on specific civic and private/public projects such as the Redevelopment of Downtown and the Anaheim Area 1% set-aside for the inclusion of art.

How the awards are determined.

AIPP Chair Helen Carter presents an award to the
Anaheim Rotary Club (2010)

During the year anyone may nominate public art for consideration using a form to be found on this website. The Arts Council Board then appoints a committee to vet nominations, photograph the art, and propose which locations should be presented with awards. Special consideration is given the first place, which is the winner of the Julie Mayer Award.

The Awards event always taked place on the first Thursday in November in the Council Chamber at City Hall. This year, 2010, over 70 people attended.

The slides for 2010 are complete and may be viewed here. But please note that it will take a long time to assemble and post all the public art from previous years.