Palo Alto Public Art Program
The City of Palo Alto Public Art Program is committed to contributing to the intellectual, emotional, and creative life of the Palo Alto community by creating engaging art experiences and dynamic public spaces for Palo Alto residents and visitors. The Program implements the municipal percent for art program, integrating artwork into City facilities, as well as commissioning temporary installations throughout the city. Additionally, the Program oversees the public art in private development ordinance implementation and maintains a collection of nearly 300 artworks. The Public Art Commission (PAC) reviews and advises the Public Art Program on selection, placement, and care of public art throughout the City of Palo Alto.
The Palo Alto Public Art Program promotes the highest caliber of artwork, commissioning memorable public artworks and experiences that stimulate discussion and thoughtful reflection, celebrating Palo Alto's character and enhancing civic pride and sense of place.
Public art reflects Palo Alto's people, diverse neighborhoods, the innovative and global character of its businesses and academic institutions, and the beauty of its natural environment.
Public Art Program Coordinator