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The city of Richmond is home to over 30 works of public art. With a tradition begun in the 1940s, the City has steadily acquired a unique collection of artwork, ranging from paintings and sculpture to landmark murals and artist-designed community gardens. In 1997, the Richmond City Council, recognizing the cultural, aesthetic, and economic benefits that the arts bring to a community, adopted a "Percent for Art" resolution, which sets aside 1.5% of eligible capital improvement project budgets for the acquisition of public art. The adoption of this resolution formalized the city’s long-standing commitment to the arts, and provides exciting opportunities for artists to create works of art for city buildings, parks, streetscapes, memorials, and other civic amenities.

Public art sites may be viewed by posting: http://www.ci.richmond.ca.us/index.aspx?NID=127 and under the following categories:

Public Art Sites:
The following is a listing of the Public Art Sites organized by the area of Richmond.
Parchester Village
21. Parchester Mural

Hilltop Area
18. Torque
20. Hilltop Mall Rotunda
38. Rolling Hills Memorial

Point Richmond
1. The Sentinel
23. Memorial to Youth
34. Ferry Point Mural

Marina Bay
25. Rosie the Riveter Memorial
36. Lucretia Edwards Park
2. Friendship
26. Shipyard Stories Sculpture
27. Signalmen Sculpture
37. City Hall Exhibit (Rotating)
42. Richmond Tiles
41. Column Train Sculpture
44. NIAD Banner

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