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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 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:

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

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

Cycling Bear by Frank Rock
Chuck Pontius Commuter-Rail Trail adjacent to Valencia Boulevard
23106 Valencia Boulevard, Valencia

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

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

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

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

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.

Activities Center Mural
20880 Centre Pointe Pkwy, Santa Clarita

Murals in Santa Clarita
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.
24274 Main St, Newhall

Community Center Mural
22421 Market St, Newhall

Connecting Through The Arts
21019 Soledad Canyon Rd, Santa Clarita

Final Lap
20850 Centre Pointe Pkwy, Santa Clarita

Into the Blue
20850 Centre Pointe Pkwy, Santa Clarita

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 The Junction.
24012 Lyons Ave, Newhall

Valley of the Golden Dream
23920 Valencia Blvd, Valencia

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

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.

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

Main Street, Newhall

Art Displays:

COC Art Gallery

24700 McBean Pkwy, Valencia

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

College of the Canyons Art Gallery
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

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

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

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

Art Sculpture:

Please visit Santa Clarita Arts website for details:

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 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

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

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

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 May 3, 2018

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