Public Art in Beverly Hills

With some of the most acclaimed public artworks on display and a bi-annual art show that selects a new piece each year to be showcased on city grounds, Beverly Hills is the destination for art lovers. To enrich the cultural lives of its residents and visitors, the city continually collects a wealth of world-class art by way of the Fine Arts Commission. Members travel the world to purchase art that they feel would be an ideal fit for the city, and a Public Art Ordinance is mandated by the city, requiring developers to either purchase a piece of art for their property or donate to the Fine Art Fund.

All works of art must meet the following criteria: created by an established artist with an international reputation, possess an intrinsic quality that enhances the aesthetics of the building site and create visual excitement for the city. If the criteria are met, members of the city’s Fine Art Commission approve the piece, which is then brought to the Beverly Hills City Council for a vote and a site is chosen. Since 2015, over 70 pieces of art have been selected and adorn the city landscape. Below is our list of the top places to visit to see public art in Beverly Hills.

To discover more art and culture in Beverly Hills, view our self-guided walking tour.

Updated: March 20, 2020.