The city of Palmdale’s new public art lab continues its citywide tour with a stop scheduled from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. tomorrow Oasis Recreation Center, 3850 Ave. S.

Residents are invited to visit the public art lab to learn more about public art in Palmdale and voice their opinions. Disguised as a giant rock, the lab a mobile platform designed to engage residents in a collaborative process that will help guide recommendations for public art throughout Palmdale communities.  It was created by Los Angeles artist Nick Rodriguez and seniors from Knight High School’s renowned Digital Design Academy, who will be on hand to ask and answer questions for visitors.

“After gaining a special ‘clearance’ to the lab you will be able to enter and develop your vision for public art in Palmdale,” Rodriguez said.  “We’ll ask questions such as, ‘How would you use art to help shape the future of Palmdale? Would you spend a day painting a mural or visiting a solar field filled with temporary art?’”

Residents are also encouraged to participate by taking a short online survey available in English and Spanish at In only 10 to 15 minutes, you can help us to better understand where and how public art can have a strong impact in your community.

The survey is available at or through the following links:

• English:

• Spanish:

“We look forward to having our residents join us in the conversation to guide Palmdale’s future investment in public art,” said Keri Smith, Palmdale directgor of recreation and culture.

For more information about the city of Palmdale’s Public Art Program, the public art master planning effort, and how to get involved, visit or email . #PalmdalePublicArt.

The city of Palmdale is currently undertaking a year-long public art master planning process with consultants Gail M. Goldman & Associates and Elwood & Associates. The Public Art Master Plan will provide a clear vision for the future of public art in Palmdale for the next decade. The plan will outline goals for the selection and placement of public art, programming opportunities, strategic partnerships and funding opportunities. It will include policy and procedure recommendations as well as direction for ongoing program development and management.