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Newport Beach

Volume 6, Issue 8  |  January 26, 2021

Arts Commission to make sculpture selections live & online

The upcoming Newport Beach City Arts Commission meeting will include the selection of 10 sculpture finalists, sculptures that will be on display for two years in the city’s Civic Center Park. The public is welcome to join the meeting on Thursday, Jan. 14 at 4 p.m., via Zoom, to express their preferences during this final selection process.

Pre-registration is required in order to attend the public Zoom meeting. The registration link can be found on the city’s website at

The selection and installation process for the Sculpture Exhibition in Civic Center Park is managed under contract with the City of Newport Beach by Arts Orange County, the nonprofit countywide arts council:

Arts Commission Marble Shooter

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Courtesy of Newport Beach Cultural Arts

“Marble Shooter” by Ron Whitacre, among the Phase V sculptures installed in July 2020

The City Arts Commission is comprised of seven members, appointed by the Newport Beach City Council to act in an advisory capacity on matters pertaining to artistic, aesthetic, cultural and historical aspects of Newport Beach. The City Arts Commission provides various arts programs and events throughout the year, for the cultural enrichment of our community, including visual, educational and performing arts.

For more information about the City Arts Commission, visit the City of Newport Beach website at For questions, call 949.717.3802, or send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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