Public Art

Public Art Program Vision Statement

The Public Art Program is committed to enhancing the physical beauty of the Town of Tiburon and adding to the public experience of art to enrich the spirit and pride of our community. 

Program Goals

The Public Art Program aims to expand opportunities for our citizens to experience public art by creating a more pleasing environment and improving our quality of life. 

The program will:

  • Promote awareness of public art and provide opportunities for individuals to identify with and feel ownership of commissioned artworks. 
  • Utilize public art as a vehicle to educate children and provide avenues for their unique artistic expressions to enrich the community. 
  • Involve artists in the planning and design of public projects. 
  • Commission artists to create artworks that are responsive to the sites selected without blocking view corridors or impeding the use of public open space. The artwork should create possibilities for collaboration between artists, Town officials, and design professionals including architects, landscape architects, planners, and engineers. 

Review the entire policy here.

Public Parks and Existing Public Art in Tiburon

During the formation of the Public Art Policy, a binder was created to inventory the public parks and existing public art in Tiburon. This binder, consisting of photos and histories of both parks and artwork, was created by Jaleh Etemad, Heritage & Arts Commissioner and former Tiburon Artist Laureate, and Joan Palmero, lifetime resident of the Tiburon Peninsula and former recipient of the Heritage & Arts Heritage Preservation Award. 

Review the Binder here.

Public Art Selection Panel

The Heritage & Arts Commission will form a standing committee: the Public Art Selection Panel (PASP). This committee is an important part of the new Public Art program, guiding proposals through the system, providing an open and transparent process, and reporting to the Commission. A broad outline of the guidelines and goals of this committee will include site selection, artist selection, and funding. 

View future agendas and past meetings of the Panel here

PASP Guidelines and Process Documents

Proposals currently submitted to PASP

The commission is looking for people who have a background in the arts, experience with art organizations or foundations, volunteer service for community projects, or interest in public art on the Tiburon peninsula and would like to be part of the selection process. 

To apply, submit an application to Patti Pickett at ppickett@townoftiburon.org