DMF – Art: Your Cup of Tea?

It’s been fun for the past 18 months to walk through downtown and enjoy the five sculptures displayed as part of the Arts Advisory Committee’s (AAC) outdoor sculpture program. With the 23-month term for this exhibit coming to an end in late August, it’s great to report that the City Council recently approved “round two” of this program.


A Call for Art will go out soon, and five new sculptures will be selected for display starting the week of Labor Day. (And the original five are available for sale – see DMF’s website for details.)


Recently, DMF sent out a poll asking people to “vote” on each sculpture. The choices: “Love it! – one of my favorites,” “Like it,” or ”Not my cup of tea.”


The verdict: while some marked one or more of them as “not my cup of tea,” all five sculptures received a positive vote from the majority – and three of them got a positive rating by a “supermajority” of two-thirds or more.


Photo by Hylton Lonstein

“Moonshadow,” at left, garnered the most love – the movement of the two circles with the breeze, the colored glass glowing in the sun, has clearly won it many fans.


DMF provides full funding and helps manage this program. And we’re also busy at work with AAC on an ambitious project to bring a world-class sculpture to the Del Mar Civic Center. Stay tuned, and thanks in advance for participating in these exciting next steps for public art in Del Mar!