Public Arts Committee


The Public Arts Committee, or the PAC, was established in May of 2011 by the City Ordinance amending the Municipal Code to set a fee on commercial or industrial projects in Sebastopol to be used for Public Art in the city.

Under this provision, Public Art, totaling 1% of construction costs, can be commissioned by the project owner and approved by the PAC, or 1% of construction costs is to be paid by the owner into a Public Art Fund. The PAC uses that fund to develop Public Art projects for the City. Artwork installed on municipal property is also vetted by the Public Arts Committee.

How to Participate

PAC meetings are every second Tuesday of the month from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM. Meetings are open to the public and held online, visit the Meetings tab to see the next upcoming meeting.

For Further Information On How To Submit Art Projects :                 

Please Contact The Sebastopol Planning Department (707-823-6167) or email

Upcoming Projects


For our EAST entrance: Ned Kahn’s “Sebastopol Spire” will be installed at our Eastern Gateway.

For our SOUTH entrance: the PAC is currently beginning the process for Public Art to be installed at Sebastopol’s Joe Rodota Trail entrance on Petaluma Avenue and Route 116.  Look for the PAC Call for Proposals (CFP) for Sebastopol’s 3rd Commissioned Public Artwork to be announced soon.

A NORTH gate commission awaits future funding and proposals.

PAC Members

The PAC is made up of 5 members, appointed by the City Council for 4-year staggered terms. All members are volunteering their time and hard work to further quality Art in Public Places.

Current Public Arts Committee Members

Marghe Mills-Thysen

Chair; Catagory 2
Term Expires 12/31/2024

Barbara Harris

Catagory 1
Term Expires 12/31/2025

Jeffrey Stucker1

Vice Chair; Catagory 3
Term Expires 12/31/2025

Lars Langberg

DRB (4)
Term expires Upon expiration of DRB term

Robert Brent

Category 2
Term Expires 12/31/2025

Volunteer as a PAC Associate

The PAC invites those interested in actively supporting Public Art in Sebastopol to contact us through the City Planning Department and learn about volunteering as a Public Arts Committee Associate and assisting in PAC Public Art projects.

May all enjoy the creativity and beauty that surrounds us.

Contact: You can reach Public Arts Committee members through the City of Sebastopol Planning Department (707-823-6167) or you can or email

Community Sculpture Garden (CSG)

Check out the Call for Additional CSG sculptures to be curated and displayed for 2023-2025 on the Call for Proposals tab below!

Visit the Community Sculpture Page (CSG) for more detailed information on its history.

For Further Information On How To Submit Art Projects :  

Please Contact The Sebastopol Planning Department (707-823-6167) or email

Recent Accomplishments

Past and current projects can be found in the Special Projects page.

Commissioned Art at Library

Community Sculpture Garden

City street art app listing

Support for Artists project

Call for Proposals

The Public Art Committee is pleased to release its second Call for Artists for Sebastopol’s Community Sculpture Garden in Ives Park (High Street Entry).  The Committee recently sponsored additional sculpture pad installations, and there are now 5 concrete pads included in this call.

Due: November 6th, 2023 at 4PM

Check out the Upcoming Projects page for current and upcoming Calls.

Learn more about Call for Proposals HERE.

Outside Art Organizations

Outside art organizations often contact the PAC for support and input about their own projects. We look forward to strengthening previous connections, and to exploring new ones.

Inventory for Future Public Artwork Sites

The PAC is creating an inventory identifying viable sites for future Public Artwork.

City Signage as Public Art

In collaboration with City committees and departments, the PAC hopes to improve city signage as public art.

October 2023

October 10, 2023
1:00 pm

Public Art Committee Meeting October 10, 2023

Sebastopol Youth Annex


Public Art Committee Meeting October 10, 2023

Add to Calendar October 10, 2023 1:00 pm October 10, 2023 2:50 pm America/Los_Angeles Public Art Committee Meeting October 10, 2023
October 10 | 1pm - 2pm