The City of Santa Maria Recreation and Parks Commission would like public input on a draft of the Santa Maria Arts Master Plan.

To give input on this arts plan, please plan on attending a community meeting on Tuesday, August 16th at 5:30 p.m. at the Abel Maldonado Community Youth Center, 600 S. McClelland Street. For a copy of the draft plan or to ask questions, call the Recreation and Parks Department, (805) 925-0951 ext. 2260.

Public art such as memorials, historical monuments, installations, murals, sculptures, mosaics, decorative features, and functional elements are an import element in placemaking.  Unlike art in private spaces, public art is ideally site-specific and attuned to its social, economic, and environmental surroundings.

Public art also contributes to urban design and the revitalization of civic infrastructure. Public insight and comments are important and will assist in creating a plan for the entire community.

Department Recreation and Parks Contact Person:

Dennis Smitherman, Management Analyst

Telephone Number: (805) 925-0951 ext. 2263

E-mail Address: dsmitherman@cityofsantamaria.org