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 email@example.com
COMMISSIONED PUBLIC ART
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.
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
Chair; Catagory 2Term Expires 12/31/2024
Catagory 1Term Expires 12/31/2025
Vice Chair; Catagory 3Term Expires 12/31/2025
DRB (4)Term expires Upon expiration of DRB term
Category 2Term Expires 12/31/2025
October 10, 2023
Public Art Committee Meeting October 10, 2023
Sebastopol Youth Annex