Santa Maria Arts Council
We know that you value art.
So, we call upon you to show up, in force, and demonstrate the need and importance of art to the Santa Maria City Council and demand that they take an active role in developing public art.
We need to fill the chamber at the City Council Meeting on Tuesday November 19 at 5:30pm to show our collective support for the Art Master Plan and Ordinance.
Only with a strong – and vocal – turnout will we convince our leaders that public art is essential, not only in the beautification of the city, but to actually realize the benefits that public art can bring to a community.
Inspires and Stimulates Imagination
Enriches the Environment
Brings People Together
Builds Cultural Bridges
Creates Learning Opportunities
The Art Master Plan and Ordinance is modeled after hundreds of similar ordinances across the country. It requires that all building permits over $50,000 with a cap of $2,000,000 will contribute a ¼% fee toward public art.
Public art can challenge, delight, educate and illuminate. It creates a sense of civic vitality.
Please demonstrate your need for the Council to show that they value art in our city!
Seriously, it won’t happen without your participation!
7th Annual Birdhouse Fundraiser
2019 Santa Maria Arts Council
Individual Grants in the Arts Showcase
2019 Grants Honoree - Alex Posada
Nat D. Vast Memorial Performance Award
Holly Vander Hyde
Valley Art Gallery Scholarship
Ian M. Hassett Memorial Award
The 39th Annual
Student Art Show
April 12 - May 2
View more art on the Student Art Show web page