Public art matters! Its many benefits include the creation of gathering places, the fostering of social interaction, and the lifting of the human spirit. In recognition of the power of public art, Public Art Ordinance 765 was adopted in 2003 by the Ojai City Council. As a result, qualifying private and public development projects must set aside “Two Percent for the Arts” and use those funds to incorporate public art into their building plans. This ensures and preserves the vibrance of the Ojai arts community and solidifies its identity as an art oasis.