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Public Art in the Santa Clarita Valley


California Bear Project

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California Bear Project:

The California Bear Project is an original art in public places program, initiated by the City of Santa Clarita. The bear chosen for the blank model was the Monarch grizzly, the largest bear ever to be killed in California. It is the bear which appears on the California State flag. Weighing 2,350 pounds and said to have killed and eaten seven grown men, the Monarch grizzly was shot right here in Santa Clarita in 1877. Each life size replica is over 10 feet in length and over 5 feet tall.

The first of the California Bears, Valencia Heritage Park Bear, was installed in April at the City's grand opening of the 17-acre Valencia Heritage Park. It features a photographic collage of City history and events, and was designed by local artist Scott Groller.
24155 Newhall Ranch Rd, Santa Clarita

Additional bears may be viewed at:

Climbing Tree Bear by Corey Stein
Westfield Valencia Town Center
24201 Valencia Blvd, Valencia

Heritage Bear by Scott Groller
Valencia Heritage Park
24155 Newhall Ranch Rd, Santa Clarita

Transit Bear by Mike Burton
City of Santa Clarita Transit Maintenance Facility
28250 Constellation Rd, Santa Clarita

Canyon Theatre Guild Bear by Frank Rock
24500 Main St, Newhall

Golden Valley Grizzly Bear by Golden Valley High School students
27051 Robert C. Lee Pkwy, Santa Clarita

Tour of California Bear by Frank Rock
This mobile bear appears during the Tour of California.



Themed Murals:

Depicting the beauty and historic points of interest of Newhall, the murals serve to visually simulate the environment of the Newhall Arts and Theatre District.

California Vaquero
Nicole Ponsler's depiction of a California cowboy may be found at El Trocadero. Follow the link for stories of vaqueros in Santa Clarita.
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Murals in Santa Clarita
Walk of Western Stars
Peter Bartczak's painting depicts Santa Clarita's rich western movie history, focusing on Old Town Newhall's Walk of Western Stars.
24274 Main St, Newhall

Santa Clarita's Southern Hotel
One of the finest and best-appointed establishments outside of San Francisco, Frank Rock recreates it--if only in a painting displayed on the wall of the Work Boot Warehouse.
24012 Lyons Ave, Newhall

Community Center Mural
22421 Market St, Newhall

Activities Center Mural
20880 Centre Pointe Pkwy, Santa Clarita

Valley of the Golden Dream
23920 Valencia Blvd, Valencia

Final Lap
20850 Centre Pointe Pkwy, Santa Clarita

Into the Blue
20850 Centre Pointe Pkwy, Santa Clarita

Connecting Through The Arts
21019 Soledad Canyon Rd, Santa Clarita


Art on Trash Cans Santa Clarita

Art on Trash Cans:

Theses unique works of art, which were painted with an anti-graffiti coating before placement, are based on the "History of Santa Clarita" and the "Street as an Art Gallery." The art painted on the 55 gallon trash cans has been used on trash receptacles throughout Old Town Newhall along San Fernando Road between Lyons Avenue and 5th Street.

Main Street, Newhall
Main Street, Newhall

George A. Caravalho Santa Clarita Sports Complex Gymnasium
20870 Centre Pointe Pkwy, Santa Clarita


Art Displays:



COC Art Gallery

CalArts
24700 McBean Pkwy, Valencia


College of the Canyons Art Gallery
661-362-3612
Rotating exhibitions features the works of historical as well as 21st century artists. Special events posted to Santa Clarita Guide's Calendar of Events. Free.
26455 Rockwell Canyon Rd, Santa Clarita

Community Wall
Ongoing exhibitions featuring local and regional artists, traveling exhibitions, and commissioned projects. Free, located at Westfield Valencia Town Center.
24201 Valencia Blvd, Valencia

Canyon Theatre Guild Hallway Gallery
Artwork changes with the productions. Featuring local artists. Free.
24242 Main St, Newhall

The Main
Ongoing exhibitions featuring local and regional artists, traveling exhibitions, and commissioned projects. Free.
24266 Main St, Santa Clarita

Santa Clarita City Hall - First Floor Gallery
Ongoing exhibitions featuring local and regional artists, traveling exhibitions, and commissioned projects. Free.
23920 Valencia Blvd, Valencia

Town Center Art Space
(Inside Westfield Valencia Town Center)
Ongoing exhibitions featuring local and regional artists, traveling exhibitions, and commissioned projects. Free.
24201 Valencia Blvd, Valencia

Santa Clarita Libraries
Changing exhibitions at the local libraries. Visit the websites for details.


Art Sculpture:

Please visit Santa Clarita Arts website for details:

Archways
Artists: Mark Grieve and Ilana Spector
McBean Region Transit Center Park and Ride,24533, 24589 Mall Entrance, Santa Clarita

Birds and Sails
Artist: Douwe Bloomberg
Bridgeport Marketplace, 24001 Newhall Ranch Rd, Santa Clarita

Bronze Fountain of Children Playing
Artist: Bronze West Imports
Santa Clarita Aquatics Center, 20850 Centre Pointe Pkwy, Santa Clarita,

Friends
A contemporary abstract sculpture of a girl and her dog created in stone by artist Madeline Wiener.
Canyon Country Park, 17615 Soledad Canyon Rd, Santa Clarita

Bronze Figures, Westfield Valencia Town Center Sculptures
Bronze sculptures located through Town Center Drive by artist John Snell, assisted by John C. Heindel
24300 Town Center Dr, Valencia

Willie
Artist: Mark Henn
Veteran's Memorial Park, 24275 Walnut St, Santa Clarita


Integrated Art:


Blue Ribbon Memorial
Integrated art designed by architect STV Inc., with assistance of the Blue Ribbon Task Force. Located at Central Park.





Updated October 23, 2017

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