Public Art Story Map is now available!

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News Date: 
May 29, 2019

Whether your interest is in murals or sculptures or painted controller boxes, the new Public Art Story Map makes it easier for you to find them. Over a dozen murals and sculptures are identified in the map, and a brief description and history of the work is provided, as well as a map to locate the work of art. "We're delighted to see the Story Map completed and accessible to the community," says Kristan Lundquist, Library & Community Services Director. "Public art helps enhance the quality of life for all Salinas residents."

Start exploring Salinas's hidden gems by clicking here.

The Public Art Story Map was created by the GIS (Global Information Systems) group in the Public Works Department. In June of 2017, the City Council approved a Public Art Program ordinance to establish and fund public art, setting aside 0.5% of the total cost of certain capital improvement projects to help fund it. The first Commission meeting took place in April of 2018 and is charged with presenting an annual plan for spending to Council each year.

If you would like to learn more about the Public Art Master Plan, click here or call (831) 758-7306.