Public Art

The 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. Waiting for the Train Lifesize Bronze Sculpture by Trainstation by Marlene Amerian

Morgan Hill Peace Project Monument Unveiling

Wednesday, September 21 at 5:30pm

The unveiling of the long awaited Morgan Hill Peace Monument will occur on September 21 at 5:30pm, which is also World Peace Day. The monument will be installed at the Morgan Hill Civic Center in the grass area closest to the Library (660 West Main Avenue).

Call for Artists - Utility Box Art Program Phase 2

Program Information

The City of Morgan Hill and the Library Culture and Art Commission are seeking local artists to submit their designs for original art interpreting an uplifting and inspirational message. Artists will be required to come up with both the message and art.
Applications Open: Currently Open
Applications Due: 19 Pandemic modifications – Due to recent COVID-19 issues and the changed local economy, efforts to find sponsors for the program have stalled.

 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 following pandemic safety rules. Artists interested in donating their services and paying for the materials are welcome to apply too

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 at the link below. - Morgan Hill Public Art 

Approved Public Art Projects In Progress:

Never Forgotten - A Bronze Sculpture approved in memory of Tara Romero is planned for installation at the Civic Center. The installation and dedication ceremony is planned for September 18 at 1pm. Event Flyer.

Peace Pole - A peace monument to symbolize peace, tolerance, and unity has been approved for installation at the Civic Center. The project is working on fundraising, but has completed designs and is planning for installation in late 2021. Project Website.

Art Maintenance

The City’s Art Collection is maintained by the City’s Community Services Department. Should art maintenance be necessary please report it using the link below or call 408-776-7333. - City Maintenance Reporting Form

Support Morgan Hill Public Art

Morgan Hill T-Shirts

Morgan Hill’s art program includes the chance to own a piece of our local style. Check out the Tarantula Art Shirt and support the local art scene!

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. - Adopt a Park/Art Program

Current Supporting Organizations

The South Valley Masonic Lodge currently provides the ongoing cleaning for all the City’s Bronze sculptures.

Art Exhibits At City Facilities

The City hosts rotating temporary art exhibits at the Morgan Hill Community and Cultural Center and the Centennial Recreation Senior Center. An annual art schedule is established annually with submissions due by September of each year.  Currently public art exhibits are on hold due Covid-19 limitations.

- 2020 Art Exhibit Schedule for the Community and Cultural Center and Centennial Recreation Center (PDF)

-  2019 Art Exhibit Schedule for the Community and Cultural Center and Centennial Recreation Center (PDF)

Call for Artists - If you are interested in showcasing your art at one of the City facilities, please email Jennie Tucker.