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Posted on: February 16, 2021

[ARCHIVED] Call for Artists: Fifth Street Parking Garage Public Art


Santa Rosa, CA – 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 (facing Orchard and Fifth streets) of the Fifth Street Parking Garage in Downtown Santa Rosa. Deadline to submit qualifications is March 15, 2021. Visit to download the Request for Qualifications and apply online.


This commission is open to practicing, professional artists residing in Northern California. Sonoma County artists are encouraged to apply.  

Description of Project Opportunity: Fifth Street Parking Garage Public Art

The goal of this project, once completed, is to draw positive attention to and increase the visibility of the Fifth Street Parking Garage, which is often overlooked even by frequent visitors to the downtown. The art will distinguish the garage from nearby structures, serve as a wayfinding element through identification, and draw people to the site. The artwork will improve the aesthetics of the garage as seen from the street and by pedestrians. 

The “canvas” for this project is to be contained within the exterior wall space. Two-dimensional materials, such as painted murals or other flat applications are encouraged, however, three-dimensional materials, including light-based installations, will be considered with proper engineering and mounting/installation. The public artwork should consider the existing landscaping and hardscape, lighting, and viewer’s perspective.

Project Location

Also known as Parking Garage 3, the Fifth Street Parking Garage is located at 735 Fifth Street on the north side of Fifth between Beaver and Orchard streets in Downtown Santa Rosa. There are two points of vehicle access into the garage on Beaver and Orchard streets and pedestrian access on Fifth Street. This opportunity identifies an exterior, southwest facing wall to be the site of the public art.

Project Budget

The total available funding for the project is $20,000 (all inclusive – design and construction) and comes from the City of Santa Rosa Parking Division and the Public Art Fund.

Deadline to Apply

The deadline to apply is 5:00 p.m. on March 15, 2021.

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