Public Art

Art Exhibitions

The City of Santa Rosa Public Art program invites artists to exhibit their artwork for the encouragement and the development of artistic expression and to foster greater appreciation for art in our community.

Art in Public Places

Santa Rosa’s Public Art program strives to enrich civic life, give voice to Santa Rosa’s unique creative spirit and galvanize the city’s reputation as an arts destination

Arts District

Starting in the 1990s, the City of Santa Rosa began efforts to build a thriving public art program. In recent years, these efforts have paid off with tremendous successes, including the creation of the Santa Rosa Arts District.

Public Art in Private Development

The City of Santa Rosa has a strong commitment to promoting arts programming and public art as well as enriching the quality of life for residential and business members of our community.


  1. Closed Sign

    Most City of Santa Rosa Public Counters Closed Thru August 2nd

    Services Remain Available Online, By Phone, or By Appointment Read on...
  2. Closed Sign

    Most City of Santa Rosa Public Counters Closed Thru August 2nd

    Services Remain Available Online, By Phone, or By Appointment Read on...
  3. NF_StatementfromtheChief

    Statement from Chief Navarro

    Response to the Sonoma County Commission on Human Rights Report Read on...
  4. News Flash_Additional Business Restrictions

    Additional Business Restrictions Implemented by State

    New state restrictions in place for indoor business operations and activities in Sonoma County due to rising coronavirus cases Read on...
  5. News Flash_New Business Restrictions

    New Business Restrictions Beginning Tomorrow

    Effective tomorrow (7/13), new restrictions will be in place for some businesses due to rising Sonoma County coronavirus cases. Read on...
  6. NewsFlash_COVID-19_MonitoringList-01

    Sonoma County on state's COVID-19 Monitoring List

    The state has officially placed Sonoma County on its COVID-19 Monitoring List. Counties that remain on the List for 3 consecutive days are required to shut down the operation of certain indoor activities. Read on...
  7. Santa Rosa City Hall Council Chambers

    Santa Rosa City Council Candidate Nomination Period Opens July 13, 2020

    The filing period is July 13, 2020, through August 7, 2020. Read on...
  8. News Alert

    Update on Efforts to Address Homeless Encampments in the Corporate Center Parkway Area

    Read about efforts to address encampments at Corporate Center Parkway area on July 9, 2020 and next steps as the City continues to address homelessness during COVID-19. Read on...
  9. Food Cans

    Neighbors Helping Neighbors Virtual Food Drive and Donation Station

    The City of Santa Rosa is once again teaming up with the Redwood Empire Food Bank to host another food donation drive—online and in-person! Read on...
  10. Food Cans

    Neighbors Helping Neighbors Virtual Food Drive and Donation Station

    The City of Santa Rosa is once again teaming up with the Redwood Empire Food Bank to host another food donation drive—online and in-person! Read on...
  11. News Alert

    Update on City Actions to Resolve Encampments

    City to activate its Homeless Encampment Assistance Program to address encampments creating health and safety hazards in the Corporate Center Parkway area Read on...
  12. News Alert

    Update on City Actions to Resolve Encampments

    City to activate its Homeless Encampment Assistance Program to address encampments creating health and safety hazards in the Corporate Center Parkway area Read on...
  13. City of Santa Rosa

    Actions for Change

    A commitment from Santa Rosa's City Council and City Manager. Read on...
  14. SRPD Badge With Magnifier

    Update on SRPD’s Commitment to Action

    SRPD has created a new webpage to increase transparency and make policy information more readily available. Read on...
  15. Woman holding coffee and brown bag

    Santa Rosa Launches Unique Online Marketplace

    InsideOutThere.com brings together local merchants, makers and artists. Read on...
  16. Person using parking meter

    Downtown Santa Rosa Parking Fees to Resume July 1, 2020

    New free and reduced-price parking options available Read on...
  17. News Flash_Open and Out

    NEW Expanded Sidewalk and Parklet Seating Programs for Santa Rosa Restaurants

    The City is now allowing restaurants to use sidewalks and streets to expand outdoor dining. Read on...
  18. New Health Officer Order

    New Shelter-in-Place Health Order Aligns County With State

    New Health Order adopts and incorporates State Orders and Guidance, as well as requires compliance with County specific individual and business mitigation measures. Read on...
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    Some City Facilities and Recreation Services Re-Opened to the Community

    The City of Santa Rosa has re-opened some City facilities to the public and is now offering some on-site customer service hours and recreation opportunities for residents. Read on...
  20. Close Up Of Person At Laptop Using Mobile Phone

    Opinion Research Firm Retained to Poll Santa Rosa Voters

    Firm will utilize voter record information and will begin 6/17 Read on...
  21. tents

    Update on Current Homeless Services Efforts in Santa Rosa

    Learn how the City is working to protect individuals experiencing homelessness and the whole community from greater spread of COVID-19, and about longer-term plans to address homelessness in Santa Rosa. Read on...
  22. Man Swimming Butterfly Stroke

    Health Order Issued 6/5 Expands Access to Recreation & Parks

    See what recreational opportunities and activities are becoming available for our community! Read on...
  23. New Health Officer Order

    More Business Operations and Community Activities Allowed with Mitigation

    New Health Order issued allowing more business operations and activities in the County, including the City of Santa Rosa. Read on...
  24. Girl Shooting Bow and Arrow

    Santa Rosa Recreation & Parks Announces Modified Summer Camps to Meet COVID-19 Precautions

    Sign up now for summer camp experiences for children 7-10. Limited space is available for these fun programs that follow CDC and Sonoma County health precautions. Sessions begin June 15! Read on...
  25. News Flash_Curbside Pickup

    Curbside Pickup

    To support our downtown businesses, the City is creating temporary short term parking spaces for fast and easy curbside pickup for customers. Read on...
  26. Sonoma Coast Ocean View

    Parks Access Expanded in Amended Parks Order

    Parks Order amended allowing Sonoma County residents, including Santa Rosans, to now access Sonoma Coast parks and trails for lower-risk recreation and exercise activities. Read on...
  27. News Flash_Rental Assistance Program

    City Launches Program to Assist Residents with Rental Payments

    The program plans to allot over $600,000 for up to 50 tenants who have been financially impacted by the COVID-19 health emergency and who meet all eligibility criteria. The enrollment period is expected to run from June 1 to June 7, 2020. Read on...
  28. Congratulations, Class of 2020

    Congratulations, Class of 2020!

    While you may not be crossing the stage this year, we all applaud this accomplishment and wish you every success in the future. Read on...
  29. Message from Police Chief Rainer Navarro
  30. CityBus News Flash

    CityBus Rider Alert

    Effective June 1, CityBus will begin operating a new schedule with additional trips as part of its ongoing response to COVID-19. Read on...
  31. Outdoor Restaurant Patio

    Shelter-in-Place Order Amended to Expand List of Businesses Allowed to Operate

    Outdoor dining, additional retail, and some business services allowed to reopen with social distancing protocols in place. Read on...
  32. News Flash_SSDP Mayor Update

    Safe Social Distancing Program Update

    The City of Santa Rosa is taking steps to protect individuals experiencing homelessness and our community as-a-whole from further spread of COVID-19. Read on...
  33. News Flash_Disaster Relief for Immigrants

    COVID-19 Disaster Relief Assistance for Immigrants

    Starting Monday, May 18, California Human Development will begin connecting undocumented individuals in Sonoma County to disaster relief assistance. Read on...
  34. Update from the Governor

    May 18 Update from the Governor

    Today, CA Governor Gavin Newsom announced that counties throughout the State may request approval for specific business activities if they meet the strict criteria. Read on...
  35. News Flash_Virtual Permitting Services

    Virtual Permitting Services

    From concept to project completion, online permit application services for all land-use planning and construction activities is now offered. Read on...
  36. Safe Social Distancing Site at Finley Parking Lot

    Watch the Replay: Virtual Community Meeting

    More than 460 residents tuned in on May 14th to learn more about the Finley Parking Lot Safe Social Distancing Site, and the meeting replay is now online Read on...
  37. Man Playing Basketball on Outdoor Park Court

    Amended Parks Order Allows for Some Expanded City Parks Access and Amenities

    Good news for lovers of recreation and parks! Santa Rosa residents may now enjoy certain park amenities either solo or with other household members at some City parks close to their homes. Read on...
  38. News Flash_SIP Business Reopen Amendment

    Shelter-in-Place Order Amended to Allow Further Business Reopening

    The Sonoma County Public Health Officer has amended the Shelter-in-Place Order to allow additional businesses to operate with health safety modifications, effective May 15, 2020. Read on...
  39. Bocce courts at Juilliard Park

    Some City Park Amenities to Reopen Following Amended Park Closure Order

    Revised Parks Closure Order eases some restrictions on parks usage; City working to implement opening more local park amenities in next 24-48 hours Read on...
  40. Finley Parking Lot Safe Social Distancing Program Aerial site map

    Virtual Community Meeting: Implementation of Safe Social Distance Site in Finley Parking Lot

    City staff to answer community questions during Zoom meeting planned for 5/14 at 6 p.m. Read on...
  41. News Flash_Support Restaurants

    Support Local Restaurants

    During this public health crisis, support local restaurants! Read on...
  42. News Flash_SIP Retail Amendment

    Shelter-in-Place Order Amended for Additional Business Allowances

    The Sonoma County Health Officer amended the Public Shelter-in-Place Health Order to reopen retail stores for curbside pickup and delivery, effective May 8, 2020. Read on...
  43. News Flash_Safe Social Distancing Program

    Safe Social Distancing Program for Unsheltered Individuals

    City-owned parking lot at Finley Community Center to temporarily provide social distancing space for unsheltered individuals amid COVID-19 emergency. Read on...
  44. COVID-19 test swab sample

    COVID-19 Testing Sites in Sonoma County

    There are now three ways for Sonoma County residents to be tested for COVID-19. Read on...
  45. News Flash Message From The Mayor 5.3.20

    A Message from Mayor Tom Schwedhelm

    Mayor Tom Schwedhelm discusses Sonoma County Health Officers's modified Shelter-in-Place Order and the modified parks closure Order. Read on...
  46. Social distancing measure in place at retail establishment

    Checklist for Essential Businesses

    The City has created a checklist to help guide essential businesses preparing to reopen following the release of the modified Shelter in Place Order loosening restrictions for a few industry areas Read on...
  47. Shelter in Place Order Extended

    Shelter-in-Place Order Extended Beyond May 3

    The new Health Order will go into effect on May 4, 2020. In addition to extending sheltering in place, the Order loosens restrictions to select businesses, industries, and faith-based organizations. Read on...
  48. Leaves and debris in roof gutter

    Residents Encouraged to Prepare Properties for Wildfire Season

    Santa Rosa Fire ask residents to prepare properties and update household emergency plans while sheltering in place Read on...
  49. City of Santa Rosa

    Statement from the City of Santa Rosa

    Update from City regarding ballot casting for PG&E reorganization plan, finalized allocation agreement Read on...
  50. April 17 of ENG_PoliceChief_YouTubeThumb

    A Reminder from the Police Chief: Follow Health Orders

    As Chief Rainer Navarro explains, the Santa Rosa Police Department is now shifting from education to enforcement through citations as needed to ensure compliance with the Shelter in Place Order and protect the community. Read on...
  51. Downtown Parking Fees Temporarily Waived

    Downtown Parking Fees Temporarily Waived During Shelter-in-Place Order

    The Santa Rosa City Council has authorized a temporary waiver of parking fees for the duration of the Sonoma County Health Order which requires residents to Shelter-in-Place Order to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Read on...
  52. SRFD News Flash image

    SRFD Forms New Pandemic Response Unit

    The Santa Rosa Fire Department announces the expansion of their services to include a new Pandemic Response Unit. Read on...
  53. News Flash eComment Video

    A Message from City Council Member Chris Rogers

    City Council member Chris Rogers shares how to participate in City Council meetings during Shelter in Place. Read on...
  54. Fire Chief Tony Gossner

    A Message from Santa Rosa Fire Chief Tony Gossner

    Santa Rosa Fire Chief Tony Gossner provides an update on the Santa Rosa Fire Department's response to COVID-19. Read on...
  55. CityBus Reduced Service

    CityBus to Further Reduce Service on Monday, April 13 in Response to COVID-19

    CityBus will operate on a Sunday schedule seven days a week starting Monday, April 13 for essential travel only. Read on...
  56. Reporting Violations and Stay at Home

    Stay at Home Reminder from the Santa Rosa Police Department

    The Santa Rosa Police Department reminds the community to follow the Sonoma County Health Officer's Order to shelter in place to protect vulnerable populations and essential, front-line workers. Read on...
  57. Surgeon General News Flash

    Face Coverings Recommended

    The Sonoma County Health Officer now recommends that everyone who leaves home for an essential activity wear a face covering to the extent possible. Watch as the Surgeon General demonstrates how to make a face covering with a t-shirt and two rubber bands. Read on...
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    A Message from the Police Chief (3.30.20)

    Santa Rosa Police Chief Rainer Navarro discusses two additional COVID-19 positive test results for employees of the Santa Rosa Police Department. Read on...
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    A Message from the Police Chief (3.27.20)

    Today, Santa Rosa Police Chief Rainer Navarro announced two more police officers tested positive for COVID-19 after reporting the first three positive cases on Tuesday, March 24. Read on...
  60. Inspector writing on clipboard

    Permitting and Inspections Essential Services

    To prevent the spread of the coronavirus, the City of Santa Rosa has temporarily limited its operations to provide only essential services, including permitting and inspections Read on...
  61. PARKSCLOSEDVideoCoverEnglish_3.26 News Flash

    COVID-19 Question of the Day (3.26.20)

    “How can I stay active if the parks are closed?” Read on...
  62. Homeless Services and COVID-19

    Support for Individuals Experiencing Homelessness

    The City is closely following interim guidance provided by the CDC as it works to protect this vulnerable population and the community at large from the coronavirus disease Read on...
  63. MayorVideoCoverEnglish_3.20.20 250px

    A Message from the Mayor (3.20.20)

    Mayor Tom Schwedhelm shares information on the State-Wide Order to Shelter in Place now in effect for California until further notice. Read on...
  64. News Flash: Statewide Shelter in Place

    Statewide Shelter-in-Place Order in Effect

    Issued by Governor Newsom, the order establishes consistency across jurisdictions and defines essential services in the state. Read on...
  65. News Flash_Shelter in Place

    Shelter-in-Place Order In Effect for COVID-19

    Sonoma County Public Health Officer directs all individuals living in the County to shelter at their place of residence. Read on...
  66. News Flash_ SUBSCRIBE News Alert

    Stay Informed, Subscribe Today!

    Receive the latest COVID-19 News Alerts when you subscribe to our City Connections Newsletter. #PreventTheSpread Read on...
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    Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

    The latest updates from the Sonoma County Department of Health Services Read on...
  68. City of Santa Rosa logo on American Flag background

    Santa Rosa Remains an Indivisible City

    Santa Rosa Police do not undertake joint efforts with federal, state or local law enforcement agencies to investigate, detain, or arrest individuals solely for violation of federal immigration law Read on...
  69. Get involved in your community

    Applicants Sought for Board Vacancies

    Volunteers are needed to serve on several different Boards, Commissions, Committees Read on...
  70. Get involved in your community

    Applicants Sought for Board Vacancies

    Volunteers are needed to serve on several different Boards, Commissions, Committees Read on...
  71. Chinese dragon dance at public event

    Community Promotions Funding

    Nonprofits encouraged to apply for grant funding for events that promote Santa Rosa Read on...
  72. &#34Welcome home&#34 keychain with flowers in background

    New Milestone Reached in Rebuild Areas

    1000th homes completes construction Read on...
  73. Joe Rodota Trail Update

    Joe Rodota Trail (JRT)

    County of Sonoma has temporarily closed area of trail previously impacted by encampment Read on...
  74. Downtown Accessibility Improvements News Flash

    Downtown Improvements

    Sidewalk accessibility improvements and prefabricated public restroom installation. Read on...
  75. News Flash - Slurry Seal 2020

    Annual Slurry Seal 2020

    View maps of residential streets selected to receive Summer 2020 slurry seal treatment. Read on...
  76. Imagine Art in Courthouse Square logo

    Help Santa Rosa Imagine New Public Art in Courthouse Square

    The City of Santa Rosa Public Art Program is seeking input from the community before and during the development of a new public art installation in Courthouse Square. Read on...
  77. Resilient City logo on red background

    Resilient City Permit Center Moving Locations

    The Resilient City Permit Center will be moving to Room 5 at the City Hall complex (100 Santa Rosa Ave.) starting January 27. Read on...
  78. Joe Rodota Trail Update

    Joe Rodota Trail (JRT)

    County of Sonoma Board of Supervisors approved plans to address encampment on Trail Read on...
  79. CalHome News Item Graphic

    CalHome Disaster Loan Assistance Program Update

    Area Median Income eligibility limit raised to up 120% Read on...
  80. CA Census 2020

    Census 2020

    The Census count launches this spring and all citizens must be included Read on...
  81. City Connections Newsletter

    City Connections Newsletter

    Your March City Connections Newsletter is here! Read about Santa Rosa's latest news, upcoming events, job opportunities, and more. Read on...
  82. Staff looking at map in City Emergency Operations Center

    Recap of City Staff Response to PSPS and Kincade Fire Emergency

    View a slideshow highlighting the City's response to Oct. 2019 emergency events Read on...
  83. Paintings and photographs

    Projects to be Installed for Fire Response – Round Two

    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...
  84. Rebuild Permit Center Front entrance with sign that reads &#34Recovering as one&#34
  85. ReCoverCA logo over scenic photo of CA

    State Program to Help Homeowners Rebuild Has Launched

    Fire survivors urged to take survey to inform of local recovery needs Read on...
  86. City of Santa Rosa

    City Awarded Two Federal Hazard Mitigation Grants

    Funding to help City continue with fire recovery and resiliency efforts Read on...
  87. Rain Ready - Sand bag pile

    City Sandbag Filling Station Now Open for Rainy Season

    Free sand & bags available to Santa Rosa residents Read on...
  88. Vice Mayor Victoria Fleming

    New Vice Mayor

    City Council appoints District 4 Representative Victoria Fleming Read on...
  89. Coffey Neighborhood Park Construction News Flash home page

    Park Construction Underway

    Reconstruction of the new Coffey Neighborhood Park is underway. First phase will build the nature-themed playground area, anticipated to open in late March 2020, weather permitting. Read on...
  90. BFC Silver Designation Announcement News Flash main

    Silver-level National Recognition

    The League of American Bicyclists has honored the City of Santa Rosa with a Silver-level Bicycle Friendly Community (BFC) award. Read on...
  91. Downtown Parking Update

    Update on Downtown Parking

    Reduced metered parking hours, free parking on Small Biz Saturday, and future Council consideration of free weekend Garage Parking during holiday season Read on...
  92. City of Santa Rosa

    Community Homeless Assistance Program – Proposed Expansion

    Seeking input on proposal to expand Community Homeless Assistance Program Read on...
  93. Last October

    City Wildfire Documentary

    Now available for viewing online or on local TV broadcast Read on...
  94. National Preparedness Month 2019 — Prepared, Not Scared

    Prepared Not Scared — Be Ready for Disasters

    September is National Preparedness month — follow these tips to help ensure your family is ready, no matter the emergency. Read on...
  95. Last October

    City of Santa Rosa Wildfire Documentary to be Screened in September

    Three planned local screenings are free and open to the public Read on...
  96. Joint Announcement from the City of Santa Rosa and County of Sonoma

    City, County Reach Agreement with Homeless Advocates on Preliminary Injunction

    The Injunction defines under what circumstances individuals experiencing homelessness may be cited or arrested for violation of camping ordinances on public property in Santa Rosa Read on...
  97. FEMA Public Assistance Project Dashboard

    FEMA Public Assistance Projects Dashboard

    New online tool tracks funding status for public infrastructure damaged by October 2017 wildfires Read on...
  98. Public Art Walk_news flash

    Public Art Walk

    Santa Rosa’s public art is calling you downtown! Read on...
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    Digitization Project Preserves Historic Image Collection of Famed Horticulturalist Luther Burbank

    Hundreds of photos and other images are preserved for all time and made available online. Read on...
  100. Santa Rosa Parks Foundation Logo

    Help Restore Santa Rosa City Parks

    Donate to help rebuild Santa Rosa's fire damaged City parks! Read on...
  101. Rows of crops at a farm with an orange sky in the background.

    Community Promotion Funding

    Non-profits are encouraged to apply for grant funding for events that promote the City
  102. PED_newsflash_permitsantarosa_300x189

    Permit Santa Rosa

    The City of Santa Rosa recently launched Permit Santa Rosa, on which you can review permit activity on an interactive map, apply for permits, schedule inspections, and explore our data portal.