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.


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    Public Art Program Announces Exhibition and Award Recipients for 18th Annual National Arts Program

    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...
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    Call for Artists: Fifth Street Parking Garage Public Art

    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...
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    Call for Artists: National Arts Program, Online Exhibition and Competition

    The program provides local artists of all ages with a forum to showcase their artistic accomplishments and encourages artistic growth through scholarships and awards, with cash awards totaling $3,450. Registration is free and ends February 5. Read on...
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    City Approves Artist for Permanent Installation in Courthouse Square

    Blessing Hancock’s sculpture “Unum” Selected Read on...
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    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...
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    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...