Temporary Public Arts Program

The City’s Temporary Public Arts Program celebrates the City’s artistic traditions and features rotating art exhibits in public spaces. The City currently has four temporary art locations and new pieces of art are selected annually to showcase for the community to enjoy. This is a unique opportunity to display art in a high-traffic urban and coastal environment that attracts Solana Beach residents as well as tourists from around the world. The Temporary Public Arts Program aims to highlight works of art that will be seen by both residents and visitors alike on pedestrian pathways and traffic boulevards. The public displays have featured an eclectic and sometimes whimsical display of sculptures in a variety of mediums. Prior phases of this exhibition have engaged and inspired residents and visitors with the artwork of world-class artists.

Temporary Public Arts Program 2024-2026 Call for Artists

The City and its Public Arts Commission are seeking applications for the 2024-2026 Temporary Public Arts Rotation. The Temporary Public Arts Program is a unique opportunity for artists to showcase their works of art in a high-traffic urban and ocean-view environment attracting Solana Beach residents as well as tourists from around the world. Artists are invited to submit sculptures of various sizes for consideration for a one-year exhibition. 

The program aims to select five (5) pieces to be displayed at highly visible, designated temporary public art sites spread across the beautiful coastal community. If selected, the artist will receive a $3,000 stipend for a two-year loan. 

All proposals must be received by the city no later than Monday, September 16, 2024 at 5:30 PM. Please submit the following as part of your proposal:

  • Completed Application
  • Image of Proposed Artwork – see Q&A below for requirements.
  • Artists may only submit one proposed piece of artwork per application

View Guidelines and Application

2023 Temporary Public Arts Rotation

The City of Solana Beach is proud to announce the 2023 Temporary Public Arts Program installations.

A map of the four (4) locations can be viewed below. A google map of the temporary art locations may be viewed by clicking here.

Calliope by David Beck-Brown

​​​​​Location 1: San Andres Drive & Las Banderas Drive

Peace Arrow by Alexander Gall

Location 3: Lomas Santa Fe median

Sunflower by Yuriy Akopov

​​​​​Location 2: Solana Beach Town Centre 

Attack on Meaning by Bill Vielehr

Location 4: Seascape Sur public beach access