outtahere_2
downing_signals_2_edited
dicruttalo_truce_2_edited
casida_embrace_edited
israel_masterofceremonies_edited
toki_blueblack_edited
noname3_edited
vader_peacock_edited
slusky_sentinel_edited
selig_lips_edited
mudgett_fear_edited
current exhibitions

About Us 

The Art in Public Places Program, or “ArtSpace Orinda”, has been placing outdoor sculptures in the Orinda community since 2007.  Its mission is to recognize artists as important cultural resources, and to install artwork throughout the city to broaden public awareness and encourage dialogue about public art.

 

History

Created by the Orinda City Council, and administered by the Parks & Recreation Department, APP is funded by numerous community-based organizations, including  Friends of the Orinda Library, Orinda Arts Council, Orinda Parks & Recreation Foundation, and others.

 

A volunteer committee of citizens which is appointed by the City Council oversees APP.  This committee does outreach to artists, to encourage them to submit their works for consideration.  Most sculptures are on loan to the city for at least a one-year period. Some

sculptures have become permanent installations.