|El Sombrero © T Barny
at San Rafael Library
Art is all around you. As an advocate and resource for art in our community, we work with other arts organizations, businesses, and government to promote art outside our walls – both in local venues and in outdoor areas of San Rafael.
Public Sculpture Program
This program places outdoor sculptures and other installations on view in public locations in and around the downtown area. An ongoing partnership between Art Works Downtown and the City of San Rafael, AWD's Public Scupture Program regularly selects new works for display.
View a photo gallery of past public sculpture
* New Public Sculptures & Collaboration
Art Works Downtown is pleased to collaborate with Art Contemporary Marin and the Falkirk Cultural Center as part of 3D/3 Seasons exhibition.
3D/3 Seasons is an outdoor sculpture walk at the Falkirk Cultural Center, San Rafael Library on E Street, and San Rafael City Hall produced by Art Contemporary Marin. Visitors can tour 11 free-standing sculptures May 27—September 19, 2016.
1. Rafael Town Plaza, 1000 Fourth Street
Acrobat, steel; $20,000; by Bryan Tedrick
2. San Rafael City Hall, 1400 Fifth Avenue *
Rooster © John Bucklin, steel and enamel, 91"x42"x42" $4,200; johnbucklin.com
3. San Rafael Library, 1100 E Street *
El Sombrero © T Barny, Texas limestone, 68"x19"x19" tbarny.com
4. San Rafael Community Center, 618 B Street
To Be Announced
How to Apply
Art Works Downtown and the City of San Rafael seek entries for innovative outdoor art installations and outdoor sculptures. Artwork will exhibit at one of three high-traffic locations in the downtown area and rotate every four months. For more information:
- Download Prospectus
Special thanks to
Our Public Sculpture Sponsors: EACH Foundation, Phyllis Thelen, Sid Hartman, and Miguel Ruelas.
Art Works Downtown occasionally exhibits artwork at various locations throughout San Rafael and Marin. These exhibits will be announced on our monthly e-newsletter and listed here when the opportunity occurs.