As a part of a vibrant art community, The Town of San Anselmo recognizes the vast amount of talent in the Ross Valley area and invites artists to get involved in enhancing the Town! One very visible way to encourage artistic expression is through the town's Art in Public Places Program.  This program is designed to both enrich the community through public access to significant and diverse pieces of art, and to increase visibility of local artists via direct contact with residents in the creation and installation of the artwork.

The Obelisk  

The beautiful obelisk that graces the front lawn of the San Anselmo Fire Station provides a colorful history of the Ross Valley community. Its images take visitors back in time to see the progression of our Town's history.  Community involvement was key as local children and residents contributed time in the coloring its mosaic tiles.  A park bench sits nearby, with engraved bricks of those who have contributed to the funding of this piece of art.

Sugar Foot 


The town hall lawn is home to a beloved San Anselmo resident called "Sugar Foot." This beautiful sculpture, a white tailed deer, is a familiar friend to children and familes who walk through our downtown area. She is a lovely reminder of the abundance of wildlife we are blessed with in our community.


Memorial Park Water Tank    

The San Anselmo Arts Commission sponsored a community project to beautify a local park's water tank. Artitsts Kim Ford-Kitz and Donna Ford along with a team of seven local children painted an underwater theme on a water tank in Memorial Park.