Art & Culture

Arts Council seeks submissions for emblem design

Artists and designers encouraged to apply to new public art opportunity at McCarthy Park.

This article was contributed by the San Benito County Arts Council.

The San Benito County Arts Council seeks designers, artists and other creatives to submit designs for a powder coated steel emblem at McCarthy Park in Hollister, CA.
Project Background
The City of Hollister will soon break ground on a series of park improvements at McCarthy Park in Hollister, including the installation of new park equipment, a handball court, splash pad and skate spot. The Arts Council, in partnership with the city, seeks artists and designers to create an emblem or logo to be placed on the top of the “water tower” water feature that will be located on the splash pad. The emblem will be approximately 3-4’ in diameter and laser cut from powder coated steel. The commissioned artist will receive a $1,000 design fee; and the city will be responsible for fabrication and installation.  Click on the pdf link below to open the Emblem Design Request for Proposal.

Selection Process
Proposals will be reviewed by the City of Hollister Public Art Review Committee (PARC) at their Special Meeting at 8 am, Friday, Nov. 30 at City Hall, 375 Fifth St. in Hollister.


For more information, please contact the Arts Council at (831) 636.2787 or contact us by email at [email protected].



San Benito County Arts Council

The San Benito County Arts Council’s mission is to: *Promote diversity, quality and involvement in the arts for all residents in San Benito County *Encourage cultural and artistic growth and create opportunities for the production of art *Provide access to the arts through programs in the visual, performing and media arts *Establish a favorable climate for artists to live and work and for the arts to thrive