Calls for Artists

Temporary Public Art – Yucca Valley

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Town of Yucca Valley Seeks Local Public Art for Display at Prominent Library Plaza Location at Intersection of Hwy 62 and Joshua Lane
The Town of Yucca Valley has announced a Call for Artists to provide a temporary art installation at the southwest corner of Hwy 62 and Joshua Lane, at the Yucca Valley Branch Library property.

The Town is seeking to work with local artists as part of the recently launched Public Art Program. The goal of the new program is to support artists through the creation of public art to be placed throughout the Town to enhance the beauty and vibrancy of Yucca Valley, showcase artists and their work to a broader segment of the community, and bring art to unexpected places. The Town’s intent is to have rotating art at various locations, starting with the central library plaza at the intersection of Highway 62 and Joshua Lane, the very center of town. During the winter holidays, the prominent location is home to the Town’s Christmas Tree display. The selected artist’s submission will be installed at the location in January 2024, remaining on display into November. The winning submission will also be recognized in Town promotions and social media.

The artwork should seek to enliven and transform the location. The art should be visible from a distance; therefore, artists may choose to utilize bold designs. Artists may submit more than one concept for consideration. All entries must be an original design, include all items required in the application packet, must be suitable for viewing by all ages and segments of the community, and be able to withstand outdoor weather elements. Individuals, or teams of artists from Yucca Valley and surrounding communities, are invited to share a detailed explanation of their artistic vision for this installation. Youth and student artists in grade 7th or above are also strongly encouraged to apply.

The selected artist will receive a $500 stipend and up to $500 in reimbursements. Application information is available online at or in person at the Yucca Valley Community Center from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., Monday through Thursday. Applications must be submitted via email to by 5:00 p.m. on Monday, October 30, 2023.

For more information on the Town of Yucca Valley Public Art Program or application packet, or to view the Town of Yucca Valley Fall/Winter Activities Guide, please visit the Town’s website at or contact the Community Services Office at 760 369-7211, Monday through Thursday from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.