To ensure the arts and history are valued as an integral part of Hailey and to enhance the culture of the Hailey community by providing leadership, advocacy and support for the arts and history.
The Hailey Historic Preservation Commission was first formed in March, 2005, and the Hailey Arts Commission was formed in April, 2006. These commissions worked separately to institute their missions for several years. In 2013, the two commissions were merged by ordinance into the Hailey Arts and Historic Preservation Commission (HAHPC). Appointments to the Commission are made by the Mayor and approved by the Hailey City Council. Members must have been residents of Blaine County for two years prior to appointment, and must be Hailey residents at the time of appointment. Two members may reside outside the corporate limits of the City of Hailey, but within the City's Area of Impact, or be actively employed in a business which promotes the arts or historic preservation. The Commission may have no more than 9 and no less than five members. The term of service for commissioners is three years.
The first Percent for Public Art project was dedicated in November 2010 in Roberta McKercher Park. To see the announcement of the Dedication of Timeless Portal by Mark Stasz please click here.
- The Hailey Arts Commission conducted an Arts and Culture Community Survey. To see the results of the survey click here.
- The Hailey Arts Commission proposed, and the Mayor and Hailey City Council adopted, Ordinance 999 (in Title 3, Hailey Municipal Code), thereby establishing a Percent for Public Art program. This ordinance mandates that 1.25% of the total construction costs of all city capital improvement projects be set aside and used for public art in the city.
- The Mayor and Hailey City Council names July "A Month of Art" in Hailey. The Hailey Arts Commission coordinates a number of activities to celebrate A Month of Art, including art and sculpture displayed up and down Main Street, and a Day of Chalk.
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Carol Waller, Chair
Jim Keating, Vice Chair
Phone (W): 578-5451
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Co. of Fools/photo Kirsten Shultze