La Selva Beach Library Public Art Project

An artist will be selected to create a site-specific public art component for the soon-to-be renovated La Selva Beach Library.

The proposed site-specific artwork should enhance the visitors’ experience and also help create a unique identity for the library. In particular, artists should consider the setting, adjacent community clubhouse, history of the area and the town of La Selva Beach, as well as literary themes to draw from for their proposals, which are due March 15 by 5:00 p.m. Questions?  Email

  • More details about submitting a proposal, the timeline, and other important information can be found in the Call to Artists.  
  • Click HERE for the community meeting presentation, which includes renderings of the exterior and interior space.
  • Contract example

Background - Design work is currently underway for the remodel of the La Selva Beach Library.  The work that is planned for the 2,200 square foot library includes a new entry on the north side of the building, bathroom upgrades, new circulation desk, upgraded data and electrical, new furniture, new finishes, and new windows and doors. New square footage will not be added to the branch, but the remodel will help organize the existing space and accommodate existing library programs, new technology, and branch collections.  This existing branch is a single story building and part of the La Selva Beach Recreation District building complex which is an essential facility for the La Selva Beach community.      


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)