Public Art

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   City of Santa Rosa Public Art Program


Vision

An empowered, thriving, and inclusive Santa Rosa community connected through the power of art.

Mission

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

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

The City of Santa Rosa’s Public Art Program and Art in Public Places Committee (APPC) embarked on a strategic planning process to set a new, bold vision that can help the City navigate the current crises and build an empowered, thriving, and inclusive Santa Rosa community connected through the power of art. The resulting four-year plan stretches from FY2021 – FY2024 and was created in collaboration with City staff, APPC members, area artists, issue experts, community leaders, and engaged citizens. CLICK HERE to learn more.

City and Public Art logo-01Theory of Change 

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Champion artistic expression and amplify community voices through a diverse array of public art experiences

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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.

CONNECT
We will amplify our messaging to increase community engagement


CHAMPION
We will provide voice and platform for diverse community expression


CATALYZE
We will empower community through equitable and accessible programming


ARTISTSCOMMUNITYPARTNERS

Connect artists to City resources
and services and demystify
the governmental regulations
and processes
Bring public art
programming to
neighborhoods throughout
Santa Rosa.
Engage with City departments
and community partners
to amplify our
reach and capacity.




A more diverse group of artists are engaged and empowered
to find new opportunities
to create public art.
Santa Rosans have access
to art experiences
that reflect their culture
and sense of place.
Public art is embedded into the fabric
of the City and opportunities to support
community art expand
key strategic partnerships.

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An empowered, thriving, and inclusive Santa Rosa community connected through the power of art.

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