Public Art

Waiting for the Train Lifesize Bronze Sculpture by Trainstation by Marlene AmerianThe City of Morgan Hill has a large, public art program that continues to grow as new projects are brought forward. The City’s Library, Culture and Arts Commission provides guidance to the Morgan Hill City Council on all art-related policy decisions. The following components are included within the City’s Art Program.

Call for Artists

The City of Morgan Hill, with support from the Library, Culture & Arts Commission and the Parks and Recreation Commission, is sponsoring a Call for Artists to submit proposals for the design, fabrication, and installation of public art at the new Galvan Park Restrooms. This project seeks to add create a new mural on the new restroom building located at Galvan Park, 17666 Crest Ave. 

This Call for Artists closes at 5 p.m. on September 20.

Examples of Art Installations

Morgan Hill Peace Monument

The unveiling of the long-awaited Morgan Hill Peace Monument occurred on September 21, 2022, which was also World Peace Day. The monument is located in the Morgan Hill Civic Center Plaza.

Never Forgotten

A Bronze Sculpture in memory of Tara Romero was installed in the Civic Center Plaza on September 18, 2021.

Utility Box Art Program

The City of Morgan Hill and the Library, Culture & Arts Commission periodically seek local artists to submit designs for original art interpreting an uplifting and inspirational message. Artists propose both the message and art.

Artists who are able to find sponsors for their artwork are encouraged to apply. They will be awarded the work if they meet the required criteria for design and uplifting message and may commence installation upon approval. Artists interested in donating their services and paying for the materials are welcome to apply.

Contact / email the Library, Culture & Arts Commission if interested in finding out more information. The program documents, including the application, are currently being reviewed and updated. Program documents will be reposted when completed.

City Public Art Collection

The City of Morgan Hill has a wide variety of art pieces located throughout the City, ranging from sculptures to paintings. The City’s Public Art Inventory is available to view online: Morgan Hill Public Art.

Art Maintenance

The City’s Art Collection is maintained by the City’s Community Services Department. Should art maintenance be necessary please call 408-776-7333 or report through SeeClickFix Maintenance Reporting Platform.

Support Morgan Hill Public Art

Adopt Art Program

The City is supported by civically-minded individuals and organizations that help to support maintenance of City Artwork through donations and through ongoing volunteer work. Contact the City form more information about our Adopt a Park/Art Program.