City Hall is Latest Gallery

Wikimedia Commons    If Leonardo da Vinci had been an Alameda resident, he could have applied to show the “Mona Lisa” at City Hall.


At the Oct. 17 City Council meeting, Councilmembers approved “Art in City Hall,” which allows professional and emerging Alameda artists and arts organizations to display works on the walls of City Hall. City staff will run the program for one year with the goal of supporting the local arts community, creating a memorable experience for the public and celebrating Alameda’s diverse history and community. Applications are open now for artists to apply to have their work displayed in Alameda’s seat of government. 

“I have always appreciated and admired Alameda’s talented artist community — along with the beautiful and historic City Hall building.” said Mayor Trish Spencer. “When I became mayor, I saw the blank walls inside City Hall and thought, wouldn’t it be great if we could showcase our local artists here.” The public is welcome to visit City Hall during open hours to view the exhibits throughout the year.

Art will be shown in two galleries, on the first and third floors of City Hall. Each gallery will feature four displays per year. The program’s initial two exhibits will be installed on Jan. 12, 2018.

For more information, program guidelines, online application and artist agreement, visit https://