Galax Public Art

Founded in 2013, The Public Art Committee of the City of Galax was formed

  • To celebrate our community’s heritage, ethnicity, commonality and civic pride by stimulating collaboration and understanding between artists and the City’s diverse community;
  • To enhance the City’s image locally, regionally and nationally by ensuring the creation of the highest quality public art;
  • To foster the public’s understanding and enjoyment of public art;
  • To promote artists to live and to work in the City and to participates in public presentations of their art in the City; and
  • To encourage federal, state and private support for the City’s public art program.

Main Street Banners 2018

City of Galax- Public Art Call for Art The City of Galax Public Art Committee calls for graphic designs for Main Street banners.  A framework template has been developed.   The banners measure 95” high by 30” wide. The Project – Call for Art for Main Street Banners The Public Art Committee is seeking design sketches for the banners on Main [...]

Grayson Street Stage Mural

July 2017 Objective: City of Galax Public Art Committee announces plans to install the City’s first Mosaic Mural.  AThe Mosaic Mural will be installed at the Grayson Street Stage located in the parking on the 100 block of West Grayson Street, downtown Galax, highlighting plaques already existing commemorating the Downtown revitalization project.  The Mural will depict local flora and fauna [...]

Galax Welcome Signs

January 2017 Objective: Update weathered and worn existing “ Welcome to Galax” signs, local sign painter and artist Todd Price was contracted to recreate the original signs, made by Tim Smith over 30 years ago.  Artist: Todd Price

Galax Bench Project

Objective:  Galax City Council entered into the Healthy Eating Active Living (HEAL) resolution, Galax City Council also approved the Galax Public Arts Committee to install benches.  The Galax Public Arts Committee expects to decide on the type and material of benches and procure a vendor to produce them this fiscal year. The benches are used by our citizens and our [...]

Bass Fiddles

Bass Fiddles March 2013 Objective: Phase I of Public Art in the City of Galax 12, 6’ fiberglass bass fiddles installed throughout the City limits.  Cast in Fiberglass strategically placed throughout the City of Galax to provide a narrative of the City’s history and culture, heighten visitation and an awareness of all there is to see in Galax. Each fiddle [...]

LOVE Fiddles

Objective: Part of Virginia Tourism Corporation to encourage DRIVE tourism, are LOVE signs that Virginia Communities create and permanently install in their town as a photo opportunity. Be sure to swing by and snap a photo and share to CCSA social media account and tag #visitgalax #GPA #loveworks #virginiaisforartlovers. Artists: Ray Kohl | Idea Larry Bouchard & CCSA Woodworking Studio [...]

Felts Park Fiddlin’ Figures

City of Galax Public Art Projects- Just in time   (Galax, Virginia) – Friday, July 30, 2021   The City of Galax Public Art Committee has launched several projects with the goal of completion in time for this year’s Fiddlers’ Convention. Gratefully these projects have come to fruition and just in time with Fiddlers right around the corner.   The [...]