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    Public Sculpture in Los Altos

    Olympic WannabesSince 1987, sculpture has been displayed on public land throughout the City of Los Altos. Pieces are chosen for visual appeal, artistic skill, and compatibility with the environment and safety standards.  Artists benefit from enhanced recognition, media coverage, and the potential to sell their work to local art lovers. The variety of work has stimulated comment and added a new cultural
    dimension and richness to our public spaces.

    The City currently owns eighteen permanent sculptures and also showcases approximately ten sculptures as part of a rotating program under which the sculptures are on loan from the artist for two years.  The Public Arts Commission advises the City Council on the selection and placement of all public sculptures. The Commission takes an active role to enhance the visual aesthetics of the City, engage the community as participants, and promote and support the visual arts.

    For more information on how to serve on the Commission or regarding the program or sculptures, including their purchase at the end of the loan period,
    Please contact the City Manager’s office at 947-2740 or email to administration@losaltosca.gov.

    1. Imagine That
    by Tony Williams
    Lincoln Park, Foothill Expressway

    Dancing Heron by Pat Payne

    2. Bird
    by Riis Burwell
    Lincoln Park

    3. Space Dance for Peace
    by Mircea Paul Goreniuc
    Lincoln Park, Foothill Expressway

    4. To Talk About The Idea Of Different Possibilities You May Have To Process In Your Life
    by Chris Johanson
    Lincoln Park

    5. Musical Gambol
    by Robert Clements
    Lincoln Park, Foothill Expressway

    6. Veteran's Memorial Cradle of Liberty
    by R. J. Truman
    Shoup Park, University Avenue

    7. Egrets
    by Zygmund Sazezich
    Shoup Park, University Avenue

    8. By the Sea, By the Sea 2 and Red Lizard Rock
    by Jane Reyes
    Marymeade Park

    9. Arches
    by Jeff Owen
    State and Second Street

    10. Jasper Priestess
    by Damien Jones
    Main and Second Street

    11. Will You Dance with Me
    by Ed Hart
    State and Second Street

    12. Parralax
    by Rick Waltonsmith
    Main and Third Street

    13. Dancing Moon Rollers
    by Reven Marie Swanson
    Edith and Los Altos Avenue

    14. Redwood Prayer
    by Rick Waltonsmith
    Main and Third Street

    15. Guardian
    by Karen Cauvin Eustis
    State and Third Streets


    16. Midnight Stomp Series
    by Pokey Park
    First Street

    17. Olympic Wannabes
    by Glenna Goodacre
    Village Park, Edith & San Antonio Rd.

    18. Smoke
    by Steve Bartlett
    Sequoia Fire Station, 
    San Antonio Road and Almond Avenue

    19. Diamond Jubilee
    by Taro Seesurat
    City Hall, San Antonio Road

    20. Zooscape Animals
    by Maggie Kornman
    Main Library, San Antonio Road

    21. Magic Fish
    by Hardy Jones
    Main Library Fountain, 
    San Antonio Road

    22. Seal Head
    by Anne Wienholt
    Main Library, San Antonio Road

    23. Australian Cattle Dog
    by Anne Wienholt
    Los Altos Youth Center near City Hall, San Antonio Road

    24. Dancing Man
    by James Moore
    Hillview Community Center, Hillview Ave.

    25. Dragonfly
    by Tammy Bickel
    Rosita Park

    26. Pax Nova
    by William Iaculla
    McKenzie Park 
    on Fremont Avenue

    27. CT-27
    by Richard Starks
    Heritage Oaks Park

    28. Convolute of the Square
    by Taro Seesurat
    Fremont and Grant Road

    29. Dancers
    by Michele Alcantara
    St. Joseph’s Ave.
    At Montclaire School

    30. Replica of The Thinker
    by Auguste Rodin
    Woodland Library


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