City of Santa Rosa Public Art Program
An empowered, thriving, and inclusive Santa Rosa community connected through the power of art.
Champion artistic expression and amplify community voices through a diverse array of public art experiences.
Theory of Change
Our theory of change, as seen below, articulates how the Public Art Program will fulfill the vision of a thriving and inclusive Santa Rosa region. It outlines the logic behind how our mission and activities will produce outputs and outcomes that lead to our vision.
Public art is art—in any media—that is created for the benefit of the general public. Public art is inherently expansive, requiring only that it be visually and/or physically accessible to the public. In Santa Rosa, we strive for public art that is placemaking, meaning-making, and community-building, and welcome art makers of any discipline, practice, background, and vision.
Strategic Plan FY 2021-2024
|Theory of Change|
|Champion artistic expression and amplify community voices through a diverse array of public art experiences|
|To serve our community our community, artists, and stakeholders, the Public Art Program, with the support of the Art in Public Places Committee, will take a strategic three-prong approach to public art programming.|
We will amplify our messaging to increase community engagement
We will provide voice and platform for diverse community expression
We will empower community through equitable and accessible programming
|An empowered, thriving, and inclusive Santa Rosa community connected through the power of art.|
The City of Santa Rosa’s Public Art Program is excited to announce an opportunity for the public to submit words and phrases for Santa Rosa’s newest permanent public art piece located in Courthouse Square Read on...
The public is invited to view this year’s exhibition—on display through April 30, 2021—by going to InsideOutThere.com/National-Arts-Program Read on...
The City of Santa Rosa Public Art Program is seeking an artist or team of artists to design, fabricate, and install site-specific public art for the southwest exterior wall of the Fifth Street Parking Garage. Deadline to submit qualifications is March 15. Read on...
Blessing Hancock’s sculpture “Unum” Selected Read on...
The City of Santa Rosa Public Art Program is excited to announce the installation of five temporary projects selected for Fire Response – Round Two. Read on...