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Santa Rosa Public Art Opportunity - Downtown Connect


Santa Rosa Public Art Opportunity
Downtown Connect

Public Art Opportunity - REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS: Downtown Connect

The City of Santa Rosa Public Art Program is seeking qualified artists for Downtown Connect, a public art opportunity in Downtown Santa Rosa. This is the kick-off project for work identified in the newly adopted Santa Rosa Public Art Master Plan. 

Deadline to apply for the project is June 11. Visit to download the Request For Proposals and an application. 

The commission is open to practicing, professional artists residing in California. Artists working in a variety of permanent and temporary media are encouraged to apply. 

Description of Project Opportunity: Downtown Connect
This opportunity is for up to four small-scale, pedestrian-level public art projects. Projects could range from permanent infrastructure projects, to temporary installations in public spaces or on blank walls. The intent is to have multiple projects, which could be experienced by walking around downtown, and promoted as a focused exhibition. Projects should entice pedestrians to circulate downtown, connecting the different districts as well as the various parking areas. 

Project Locations
Throughout Downtown Santa Rosa, specifically areas where there is an opportunity to connect pedestrians and cyclists to the various districts of downtown: Courthouse Square, Railroad Square, Juilliard Park/SOFA, Museums of Sonoma County, and Luther Burbank Home & Gardens.

Project Budget
The maximum project budget is $5,000 per project and should be inclusive of all artist fees, and all expenses related to design development, including engineering, fabrication, transportation and installation of the artwork, insurance and all other project related expenses. 

Deadline to Apply
5:00pm on June 11, 2015

For more information about the RFP or the City’s Public Art Master Plan, click here or contact Tara Thompson, City Arts Coordinator at (707) 543-4512 or