We are proud to invest in creative-placemaking in downtown Hollister by supporting art exhibitions, community performances, public art and more.
Public Art Review Committee
The Hollister City Council adopted a Public Art Policy on May 2, 2016. The Public Art Review Committee serves to promote art in public places and assumes the responsibility to review, make recommendations to and advise City Council on proposed public art projects within the City of Hollister. PARC is dedicated to enriching the lives of local residents through public art and to ensuring that the public art process is inclusive, accessible and representative of the constituents that we serve.
PARC meets the 4th Friday of the month at 8 am at City Hall, 375 Fifth St. in Hollister.
If you are interested in learning more about Public Art or would like to start or participate in a public art project, please contact us at 831.636.2787 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Public Art Walking Tour
We are proud to launch the first ever Downtown Hollister Public Art Walking Tour, in partnership with the City of Hollister, Hollister Downtown Association, San Benito County Chamber of Commerce and San Benito County Historical Society.
This self-guided tour showcases the rich and diverse array of public murals, sculptures, medallions and architectural designs from 1932- present located in downtown Hollister.
Activate Dunne Park
The purpose of the Activate Dunne Park Project is to engage local residents, artists and project partners in the re-animation of Dunne Park in downtown Hollister. The Project is funded by the Creative California Communities Grant from the California Arts Council with project and funding support from our primary partner, the City of Hollister.
Dunne Park was created by the City of Hollister in 1934, following the donation of a large financial gift from Viola Dunne in memory of her late husband. At that time, the City used the financial gift to create the downtown park which nowadays includes an historic Adobe clubhouse, playground, grassy hills, tennis courts, picnic area, rose garden and a baseball field.
While Dunne Park has a lot to offer, it is currently under-utilized due to its aging facilities, derelict bathrooms, lack of ADA compliant pathways, outdated play equipment, minimal shade structures and chronic problems with homelessness, drug use and drug dealing and the perception that the park is unsafe for youth and families.
The Activate Dunne Park Project addresses these issues in an effort to create a healthier, more vibrant and socially-engaged community surrounding Dunne Park. We have been working closely with the City of Hollister, neighbors and community organizations to revitalize the park through infrastructure improvements and arts-based programming.