Public Art

The residents of the City of Solana Beach have expressed a desire to further enhance the identity of their City as an artistic community. To ensure that the cultural experience of the City is enriching and engaging, the community, through its Public Arts Program intends to celebrate its artistic heritage and vital art community by embracing the area's cultural potential and opportunities, thus guaranteeing future generations a rich artistic legacy. By acquiring and exhibiting quality works of art, providing access to a variety of performance arts, and by offering a diverse mixture of cultural events, it is the City of Solana Beach's intent to be a destination for public art.

Public art displays, art shops, the Public Arts Advisory Commission and the artists who live here make Solana Beach a destination for art lovers.

More details regarding Solana Beach's Public Art may be found in the City's Master Art Policy.

Solana Beach Public Arts Registry

Calling all local artists interested in joining Solana Beach's Public Art Programs or upcoming projects! Join the Solana Beach Public Arts Registry today and stay informed through our email-based notification system. Receive updates on upcoming Call to Artist opportunities, new public art programs, and projects available for submission.

Whether you're an established artist seeking fresh avenues for expression or an art enthusiast eager to engage in community projects, our registry ensures you're in the loop. Don't miss out on the opportunity to showcase your talent and contribute to Solana Beach's cultural landscape. Sign up now!

Solana Beach Public Arts Registry

Call For Artists: Temporary Public Arts Program 2024-2026

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. 

Application deadline is Monday, September 16, 2024 at 5:30 PM.

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Call For Artists: Fletcher Cove Storm Drain Beautification Project 

Attention all public artists! The City and the Solana Beach Public Arts Commission invite you to submit designs for a new storm drain outlet metal grate at Fletcher Cove Beach. The selected design will contribute to the beautification of this beloved coastal spot and the larger Fletcher Cove Ramp Reconstruction project. While artists won't handle manufacturing or installation, their selected design will serve as a conceptual guide for the final product.

The selected artist will receive an artist stipend of $2,000 for the completion of a comprehensive design.

Application deadline is Monday, August 19th, 2024 at 5:30 PM. 

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