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Public Arts

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The City of Sacramento’s nationally renowned Art in Public Places (APP) program was established in 1977 to expand public experiences of visual art by installing artworks in public spaces. It includes a collection of more than 650 artworks. More than 60% of these artworks are by local and regional artists.

The SAFE Credit Union Convention & Performing Arts District is a proud participant in the City’s comprehensive Public Art Program. There are numerous pieces of art located throughout the Convention Center District. These are permanent installations, which have been assigned a specific location and are part of the overall site design. They cannot be removed, covered, or tampered with in any way.

With support from the Arts, Culture and Creative Economy Commission, the Art in Public Places staff oversees the development of a public art master plan, long range planning, policy and procedures and reviews and approves artist selection and projects.