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
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.
|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 Public Art Program is seeking an artist or team of artists to design, fabricate, and install site-specific public art at a new fire station located in the Fountaingrove neigbhorhood. Deadline to submit is Sept. 11, 2023 Read on...
The dedication ceremony, hosted by the artists, for Rosa californica will be held on Wednesday, Aug. 23, from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m., in front of the artwork at City Hall, 100 Santa Rosa Avenue. The public is invited to attend the ceremony. Read on...
The project breaks ground on Oct. 31 and is scheduled to be completed by early December. Read on...