public art

The Santa Barbara County of Arts and Culture is committed to providing opportunities for local artists as well as engaging the Santa Barbara community in the discussion of the arts. Working with local groups and communities, SBCA has created a number of successful public works as well as always looking for new ways to incorporate art in the local environment.

Interested in learning more about our public art efforts and collaborations in Santa Barbara? check out these projects and Videos!

POP-UP INSTALLATION in santa barbara’s city depot lot

Runaway looked amazing on the Avenue of Flags!

Runaway looked amazing on the Avenue of Flags!

Runaway by SPORTS, which was commissioned and loaned by the Museum of Contemporary Art- Santa Barbara will be on view in front of the Amtrak station in Santa Barbara beginning in February 2019. Presented in partnership with the City of Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara Beautiful and the MCASB, this installation will be on view through 2020!

Learn more about the installation and the artists.

watch the entangled waters video installation at the courthouse

Sidewalk Chalk Art fest at the Santa Barbara mission

crowd-sourced public art map

This crowd-sourced map reflects a combination of work commissioned by the Arts Commission, private foundations, local governments, educational institutions and more. Please note that each municipality has its own set of regulations regarding public art production. Stay tuned to this website for Open Calls.