30-Day Public Review Now Available For Peace Pole

The 30-day public review and comment period is now open for a new piece of artwork to be installed near City Hall campus this fall. 

Golden Valley resident and Hopkins High School student Eve Clarkson has proposed installing a Peace Pole in a public space in the community. According to Clarkson, Peace Poles are now the most recognized international peace symbols and that to her, they represent beautiful symbols of inclusion. She says this Peace Pole is just another way to show that Golden Valley is a welcoming and inclusive community.

The 8-foot tall Peace Pole will be placed near the planter in the green space between the water tower parking lot and the Winnetka Ave sidewalk. It will feature the peace declaration in eight languages, two on each of the pole’s four sides:

  • English
  • Spanish
  • Sign Language
  • Lakota Sioux
  • Odawa/Ojibway
  • Hmong
  • Arabic
  • Russian

In accordance with Golden Valley’s Public Art Policy, artwork for the Peace Pole is now available for a public review and comment period. This gives citizens a chance to provide input on the selected art and it’s intended use. After the public review period, the input will be considered by the Public Art Panel and a recommendation will be made to the City Council, who will eventually approve or deny the proposal. To read Golden Valley’s Public Art Policy, visit the Public Art page on the City website.

The public review and comment period starts June 29 and will conclude July 29. To review and comment on the proposed Peace Pole, click here.


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