Mission: Support and enhance downtown philomath
Programs: Fiscal year 2017-2018 accomplishments: - completed purchase of public sculpture traveling the applegate trail - participated in philomath downtown streetscapes stakeholder group - planned for public artwork in a new city park - annual artwork maintenance completed traveling the applegate trail - using a large single donor contribution, a benton county cultural coalition grant was applied for and received to complete final purchase of the sculpture that was installed at the city's central park in 2016. Philomath downtown streetscapes stakeholder group - continued to actively participate in the philomath downtown streetscapes stakeholder group planning for enhanced amenities in the downtown community core to be completed in 2019 and incorporating public art projects into the plan where viable. Activities of the stakeholder group were limited due to lack of funding for the oregon department of transportation's share of the project. New city park - continued to communicate with city officials regarding artwork for a new city park. Construction of the project was delayed until 2019. Funding is still allocated for artwork within the park when construction does commence. Annual maintenance of existing artwork installations was completed. The bike rack and rotary bench at the public library receive extensive use and paint was touched up. The traveling the applegate trail sculpture was also checked and maintenance performed.