Public Sculpture Program

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.

Entry Fee: None

Entries Due by June 13. This is an ongoing program, artists may continually submit entries.

Artwork Requirements

Exhbition Rotations: July-October, November-February, March-July

How to apply: Submit entries by emailing Application Requirements to  If you still have difficulty, you are welcome to contact AWD for further assistance. AWD will not accept print or disk submissions. Application requirements are:

 Stipend: Accepted artists receive a $200 per exhibition. $100 for installation, $100 for pick-up.

Approval: Submissions will be juried based on the requirements listed above and artists will be notified with in two months of their submission.

 Notification: Accepted entries will be notified by phone and email. Other entries will be notified by email.

 Installation: Artists must be prepared to deliver and install the artwork themselves. AWD will try to provide volunteer(s) if the artist notifies us in advance.

Promotion: Exhibiting artists will be listed on the Art Works Downtown website, monthly email-newsletter and occasionally posted on Facebook. Exhibiting artists are encouraged to publicize their exhibit through their website, email blasts, word of mouth, and online forums such as Facebook.

Liability and Sales: Liability insurance is provided, however the cost of the artwork is not. Artists are asked to sign off any claim for theft or damages. Artists may remove any work with advanced notice. Artists receive 100% of the sale, but are encouraged to donate back to the program.

Locations: San Rafael Plaza at Fourth St. and Court St., San Rafael Library 1100 E Street, San Rafael Community Center 618 B Street


Contact: with any questions

Visit our website for more details and to see past exhibits.