Public Art

Public art makes our community rich with opportunities to discover something new in your neighbourhood.

Public Art Installations

Public art takes a variety of shapes and forms and it makes our community interesting. It touches our lives in a variety of ways whether it's on our way to work, while out for a stroll at lunch time or just taking a leisurely stroll around the neighbourhood. A well-planned public art project ensures that the statement the work makes is in keeping with its surroundings, whether this be on a busy downtown street corner, in a green space or in an area that combines both rural and urban elements.

Balance Art Installation


22415 Lougheed Hwy, Maple Ridge
The Beast Clock Outside City Hall

The Beast

22470 Dewdney Trunk Rd, Maple Ridge

Public Art Calls

The City of Maple Ridge Public Art Program offers a variety of opportunities for artists, from emerging to established professionals to apply. This page will list all the relevant Call for Artists opportunities. A Call for Artists is a notice with detailed information about the project including location, eligibility guidelines, criteria, timeline, budget, deadlines and submission requirements. Artists are encouraged to watch for opportunities on this site, in local and national newspapers, and on industry-related websites and publications.

Help Us Celebrate Maple Ridge & The Arts

The City of Maple Ridge is planning a year of celebrations to mark the City's 150 years since incorporation. As part of the planning, the City is seeking to create three public art projects with the foundational themes of Celebration, Heritage, and Reconciliation. This Request for Qualifications wishes to identify experienced artists to successfully complete these projects:

The deadline for proposals is February 16, 2024.

If one of the oppertunities above matches your skills, apply online at our Bids and Tenders - Requests for Qualifications page.

Stay connected with the City's social media channels for updates on the Maple Ridge 150 events.

Looking for the results of the 2022 Street Banner Design Call?

Check out our Street Banner page!

Public Art Steering Committee

The Maple Ridge Public Art Steering Committee, established by the City Council, began meeting in 2010. The purpose of the Committee is to:

  • Recommend criteria for the commission of public art installations to Council
  • Have authority for entering into agreements and contractual obligations within the limitations of approved budgets for the commission of public art installations which meet the criteria noted above
  • Have authority to spend money within an annual budget approved by the Maple Ridge Council
  • Submit an annual report to Maple Ridge Council by the end of May each year describing the activities of the previous year

 Maple Ridge Culture Plan