Public Art

Santa Monica's civic public art program commissions new works and stewards the City's art collection, which features works by local, national, and international artists; permanent installations, art as infrastructure and as social practice, and the Art Bank, a collection on rotating display in public facilities. The City’s Percent for Art program contributes to the built and cultural environment with artworks made possible by both private development and public works projects. Programs include Acknowledge + Reframe Together, a series of civic reimagining projects that center historically excluded communities. This work is administered by Santa Monica Cultural Affairs in consultation with the City’s Arts Commission and Public Art Committee.