Public Art

Over 40 works of public art adorn the streets, parks and beaches of Santa Monica, from sculptures to ceramics to murals. Look below for the Santa Monica Public Art rundown.

 

Santa Monica Public Art

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santa monica Districts:

Downtown Area
Main Street Area
East Santa Monica Area
Pico Boulevard Area
Montana Avenue Area

Lincoln Boulevard Area

Downtown Area
NameLocationTypeArtist
Santa Monica Marine LifePacific Park on Santa Monica PierMuralWyland
Veterans MemorialPalisades Park —
Ocean Ave. at Santa Monica Blvd.
  
Overlook BeaconPalisades Park —
Ocean Ave. at Wilshire Blvd.
SculptureJody Pinto
Santa MonicaPalisades Park —
Ocean Ave. at Wilshire Blvd.
SculptureEugene H. Monrahan
Santa Monica Pier Circa 1930Parking Structure Six, 1431 2nd St.MuralFrank Romero
Santa Monica BeachParking Structure One, 1234 4th St.MuralArt Mortimer
Another Magical Sunset
at Santa Monica Beach
Parking Structure Three, 1320 4th St.MuralGilbert Lujan
Santa Monica Art Tool:
"Walk on L.A."
North of the PierSculptureCarl Cheng
The Dinosaurs of Santa Monica3rd Street PromenadeSculptureClaude & Francois LaLanne
Twilight & YearningUnder Santa Monica PierSculptureManfred Muller
Santa Monica Urban Runoff Reclamation Facility (SMURFF)Appian Way, next to SM Pier Richard Turner
Richard TurnerOcean Ave. east to 5th St.,
south to Broadway
 Robin Brailsford
Garage Your DesiresParking Structure Nine,
1136 4th St. near Wilshire Blvd.
MuralPeter Shire
Big Blue Bus Wash
& Refueling Station
612 Colorado Ave. Richard Wyatt
SilverSanta Monica Place
SculptureChristian Moeller
Gateless Gates/Where Land and Water Meet
Santa Monica PlaceInteractive Installation
18th Street Art Center
CradleSanta Monica Place, Parking Structure 7SculptureBall Nogues Studio
WheelsSanta Monica Place, Parking Structure 8
 Anne Marie Karlsen


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main street area
NameLocationTypeArtist
Wave & Shell ObelisksBeach Park One —
Ocean Blvd. at Barnard Way
SculptureMichelle Oka Doner
Cool FireFire Station #2, 222 HolisterLight InstallationPeter Erskine
OnenessMary Hotchkins Park,
4th St. at Strand
SculptureEino Romppanen
Whale of a MuralOcean Park Blvd. at 4th St.MuralDaniel Alonzo
UnbridledOcean Park Blvd. at 4th St.MuralDavid Gordon
Ocean Park PierOcean Park Blvd. at Main St.MuralJane Golden
Ocean Park Segue  Joyce Kohl
Colonial Spanish & RecreationSanta Monica City Hall,
1685 Main St.
MuralsStanton MacDonald Wright
Two Hundred Fourteen Movements and a ViewSM Civic Auditorium,
1855 Main St.
Terrazzo FloorRenee Petropoulos
Chain ReactionSanta Monica Civic Center,
1855 Main St.
SculpturePaul Conrad
California Wash1 Pico Blvd.Mixed Media & Native PlantsHelen Mayer Harrison & Newton Harrison
Singing Beach ChairsSanta Monica State Beach,
North of Pico Blvd.
SculptureDouglas Hollis
Untitled
(Homage to Jack Kerouac)
Pico Blvd. at Nielson Way
& Ocean Ave.
SculptureMauro Staccioli


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East Santa Monica Area
NameLocationTypeArtist
Tables of ContentDouglas Park, 2349 Wilshire Blvd.Picnic tablesAllen
& Ellen Wexler
Recycle, Renew, REpair, RestoreSanta Monica City Yards,
2500 Michigan Ave.
MuralEva Cockcroft
The Big WaveWilshire Blvd. at FranklinSculptureTony Delap
Family Fountain Group2600 Wilshire Blvd.Sculpture 


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Pico Boulevard Area
NameLocationTypeArtist
Clover Park Children's Play Area2600 Ocean Park Blvd. Bill & Mary Buchen
Children's Mural1406 Marine St.MuralDaniel Alonzo
Ocean Park Historical PostcardsJoslyn Park, Kensington St.
at Beverly Ave.
MuralArt Mortimer
Waiting for the Train14th St. between Pico & MichiganMuralJane Golden
& Peggy Edwards
History of the Pico NeighborhoodStewart St, 1-10 Fwy underpassMuralAnn Elizabeth Thiermann
Virtual WillWill Rogers Elementary School,
14th St. between Maple and Peral
 David Vanezky
& Brian Bjorello
Santa Monica College
Photography Gallery
Santa Monica College, Pico & 17thPhotography 
Light Overhead1-10 overpass on Pico at Centinella Sheila Klein


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Montana Avenue Area
NameLocationTypeArtist
Our Santa Monica HeritageJoslyn Hall Christine Emerson Reed
Arcadia Bandini de BakerPalisades Park, Ocean Ave.
at Palisades Ave.
SculptureMasahito Sanae
Gestation IIIPalisades Park, Ocean Ave.
at Palisades Ave.
SculptureBaile Oakes
Totem PolePalisades Park, Ocean Ave.
at Palisades Ave.
SculptureNative American

 
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Lincoln park area

The following public art is part of Beautify Lincoln, a grassroots urban improvement and streetscape beautification project with a focus on beautifying Lincoln Boulevard through community art, murals, and general streetscape improvements.

LocationTypeArtist
Ameci Pizza & Pasta/Thai MassageMural on entire building (three facades)Naira Arutyunyan
Ameci Pizza & Pasta, 2218 Lincoln Blvd.
Abandon phone stand turned into a MosiacEvan Meyer & Dan Pfister
TRiP, 2101 Lincoln Blvd.
Mural on side/front wallMatthew Schildkret
Santinos, 3021 Lincoln Blvd.
Mural on front wallMario Arteaga
KathmanduMural on side wallMario Arteaga​

Metropolitan Cleaners,
2003 Lincoln Blvd.

Mural on whole buildingJosh Manes
Novel Cafe, 2127 Lincoln Blvd.
Mural on side wallRitaLux
Lucky Liquor, 2125 Lincoln Blvd.
Mural on front wallSho Hernandez & Evan Meyer
Printing Palace, 2300 Lincoln Blvd.
Mural on front/side wallRamon Solano
Bill Dunn's Auto Upholstery, 2212 Lincoln Blvd.
Mural on side & front wallAmelia Drake
Bicycle Ambulance, 2212 Lincoln Blvd.
Mural on front wallAmelia Drake

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