Public Arts Committee

Overview

The Public Arts Committee, or the PAC, was established in May of 2011 by the City Ordinance amending the Municipal Code to set a fee on commercial or industrial projects in Sebastopol to be used for Public Art in the city.

Under this provision, Public Art, totaling 1% of construction costs, can be commissioned by the project owner and approved by the PAC, or 1% of construction costs is to be paid by the owner into a Public Art Fund. The PAC uses that fund to develop Public Art projects for the City. Artwork installed on municipal property is also vetted by the Public Arts Committee.

How to Participate

PAC meetings are every second Tuesday of the month from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM. Meetings are open to the public and held online, visit the Meetings tab to see the next upcoming meeting.

For Further Information On How To Submit Art Projects :                 

Please Contact The Sebastopol Planning Department (707-823-6167) or email nmahungu@cityofsebastopol.org


Upcoming Projects

COMMISSIONED PUBLIC ART

For our EAST entrance: Ned Kahn’s “Sebastopol Spire” will be installed at our Eastern Gateway.


For our SOUTH entrance: the PAC is currently beginning the process for Public Art to be installed at Sebastopol’s Joe Rodota Trail entrance on Petaluma Avenue and Route 116.  Look below for more information on Sebastopol’s 3rd Call for Commissioned Public Artwork that was announced on November 1st, 2023.


A NORTH gate commission awaits future funding and proposals.


PAC Members

The PAC is made up of 5 members, appointed by the City Council for 4-year staggered terms. All members are volunteering their time and hard work to further quality Art in Public Places.

Current Public Arts Committee Members

Robert Brent

Chair; Category 2
Term Expires 12/31/2025

Jeffrey Stucker1

Vice Chair; Catagory 3
Term Expires 12/31/2025

Marghe Mills-Thysen

Category 2
Term Expires 12/31/2024

Barbara Harris

Catagory 1
Term Expires 12/31/2025

Lars Langberg

DRB (4)
Term expires Upon expiration of DRB term

Volunteer as a PAC Associate

The PAC invites those interested in actively supporting Public Art in Sebastopol to contact us through the City Planning Department and learn about volunteering as a Public Arts Committee Associate and assisting in PAC Public Art projects.

May all enjoy the creativity and beauty that surrounds us.

Contact: You can reach Public Arts Committee members through the City of Sebastopol Planning Department (707-823-6167) or you can or email nmahungu@cityofsebastopol.org.

Community Sculpture Garden (CSG)

Check out the Call for Additional CSG sculptures to be curated and displayed for 2023-2025 on the Call for Proposals tab below!

Visit the Community Sculpture Page (CSG) for more detailed information on its history.

For Further Information On How To Submit Art Projects :  

Please Contact The Sebastopol Planning Department (707-823-6167) or email nmahungu@cityofsebastopol.org

Recent Accomplishments

Past and current projects can be found in the Special Projects page.


Commissioned Art at Library

Community Sculpture Garden

City street art app listing

Support for Artists project

Call for Proposals

The Public Art Committee was pleased to release its second Call for Artists for Sebastopol’s Community Sculpture Garden in Ives Park (High Street Entry).  The Committee recently sponsored additional sculpture pad installations, and there are now 5 concrete pads included in this call.

Deadline Ended: December 7th, 2023 at 4PM

Click the link for details of this past Call: Call to Sculptors for the Community Sculpture Garden – City of Sebastopol, California

The City of Sebastopol and the Public Art Committee are holding a commissioned art competition featuring professional artists living in the State of California for the design of original public art at the trailhead of the Joe Rodota Trail on Petaluma Avenue.  The commissioned art will have a budget of $25,000 from the City’s Art in-lieu fund.

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: January 29, 2024, 3:00 p.m. 

View the Call page for details & requirements for submissions: City Calls for Artists for Commissioned Public Art – City of Sebastopol, California

Check out the Upcoming Projects page for current and upcoming Calls.

Outside Art Organizations

Outside art organizations often contact the PAC for support and input about their own projects. We look forward to strengthening previous connections, and to exploring new ones.

Inventory for Future Public Artwork Sites

The PAC is creating an inventory identifying viable sites for future Public Artwork.

City Signage as Public Art

In collaboration with City committees and departments, the PAC hopes to improve city signage as public art.

Call for Artists: South Entry Sculpture

The City of Sebastopol and the Public Art Committee are holding a commissioned art competition featuring professional artists living in the State of California for the design of original public art at the trailhead of the Joe Rodota Trail on Petaluma Avenue.  The commissioned art will have a budget of $25,000 from the City’s Art in-lieu fund.
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March 2024

Tuesday
March 12, 2024
1:00 pm

Public Arts Committee Meeting March 12th, 2024

Sebastopol Youth Annex

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Public Arts Committee Meeting March 12th, 2024

Add to Calendar March 12, 2024 1:00 pm March 12, 2024 3:00 pm America/Los_Angeles Public Arts Committee Meeting March 12th, 2024 Hybrid Meeting In Person Location:  Sebastopol Youth Annex, 425 Morris Street, Sebastopol, CA  95472 Remote/Virtual Zoom Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85851850017?pwd=TkFoV3RJS1J2RGFHSXNJbGlON0RXQT09 Meeting ID: 858 5185 0017 Passcode: 258562   Topic: Public Arts Committee Meeting of Mar 12, 2024 01:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada) Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85851850017?pwd=TkFoV3RJS1J2RGFHSXNJbGlON0RXQT09 Meeting ID: 858 5185 0017 Passcode: 258562 — One tap mobile +16699006833,,85851850017# US (San Jose) +16694449171,,85851850017# US — Dial by your location • +1 669 900 6833 US (San Jose) • +1 669 444 9171 US
March 12 | 1pm - 3pm

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In Person Location:  Sebastopol Youth Annex, 425 Morris Street, Sebastopol, CA  95472

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