Felton Library Public Art Project

An artist will be selected to create a site-specific public art component for a new library in Felton, California. The proposed site-specific artwork should enhance the visitors’ experience and should also help create a unique identity for the library. In particular, artists should consider the natural setting and environmental context, history of the area and the town of Felton, as well as literary themes including environmental literacy, as sources to draw from for their proposals.  Proposals are due July 28 by 5:00 p.m.   Questions?  Call 831-454-7933.

  • More details about submitting a proposal can be found
         in the Call to Artists.  
  • Click HERE for the library site plan and courtyard detail - PDF
  • Click HERE for the library site plan - JPG
  • Click HERE for the courtyard detail - JPG
  • Click HERE for landscape and site materials imagery.
  • Click HERE for the community meeting presentation.
  • Click HERE for DRAFT renderings of the interior space.

Background - Planning and design work is underway for a new 21st Century library in Felton.  Currently library services are housed in 1250 square foot Belardi Memorial Building, a church built in 1893. The new approximately 9,600 square foot library will include a children’ area, teen area, reading room, meeting/program space, with energy efficient construction to be built on a two-acre County-owned parcel on Gushee Street, adjacent to the Felton Post Office. 

The new library will provide significantly more space for library programming, technology, and collections to serve thousands of residents in the San Lorenzo Valley, Lompico, Zayante and Mount Hermon areas. The single-story building will feature sloping roof lines, a wood and rock exterior, and plenty of windows for natural light. Proposed site improvements include an outdoor patio for library programs, a new footbridge over Bull Creek, parking and Gushee Street frontage improvements, and riparian restoration work. 


Santa Cruz County Department of Parks, Open Space and Cultural Services
979 17th Avenue, Santa Cruz, CA 95062
General Information (Monday-Friday, 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.)
Phone: (831) 454-7901PRCweb@santacruzcounty.us