PATTERSON River trail could become the home of an ambitious public art program.
At their 26 July meeting, Kingston councillors ordered a report to assess the creation of “a network of contemporary arts and cultural trails throughout Kingston, featuring artistic works by recognised professional artists along high-profile cultural trails including the Patterson River trail”.
The report will outline a plan to fund the public art works as part of council’s five year capital works programme and operational budget “including the allocation of two per cent of the budget for open space and building projects over $1,000,000 and ongoing funding for curation, staffing and maintenance of the works.”
At least three works could be installed on the Patterson River trail. Council will investigate external funding opportunities to help pay for the art.
Council will also receive a second report to look into the merits of a public art strategy and ongoing annual budget.
The first report is due back to council in November.