Discover Santa Ana's Public Art
Like a living, city-sized art museum, Santa Ana proudly displays one of the most extensive collections of murals in Southern California. Starting with the Chicano movement of the 1960s, artists began painting massive images that commemorate the city’s colorful, multicultural heritage. And like any good gallery, the collection is constantly evolving; new murals and historic restorations are unveiled throughout the year.
Pay attention as you explore; it's not uncommon to find them in alleys, on the sides of buildings, doorways, electrical utility boxes, and even in entire city blocks.
In addition to our city's stunning collection of street murals and sculptures, Santa Ana has a thriving art scene.
This public art guide is the most ambitious compilation of the Golden City's public art, spanning decades featuring different sizes, media, and diverse artists from those deeply rooted in the community to those internationally commissioned. Thanks to all the research that made this guide possible, including the Pocket Site’s Walking Tour by Mapping Arts Project, Mapping Santa Ana, The Heavy's Public Art Guide, SparkOC, and the collection of city-sponsored public artworks. Special thanks to the City of Santa Ana and the Public Humanities program at UCI for their support.
Like any gallery, Santa Ana's public art scene is constantly evolving, so keep checking for new additions.
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