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Shelter | Shadows<br>A combination of sculptures, architectural elements, and shade that produce special spaces for interactions between people, places to sit, and shade.

When you think of California Avenue District, what’s the first thing that comes to mind?

A community of local businesses supporting each other.

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The local businesses support each other and create a welcome environment for visitors. I enjoy a relaxed experience when I visit. Typically to shop or dine. It is a wonderful district.

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Mural on Joanie's cafe.

Thanks for the suggestion Harumo! I would love to learn how you envision the mural complimenting Joanie's cafe while also engaging the public! And in general, how do you think public art and small businesses... Read more...

Purchasing existing artwork both 2D for interiors, and 3D that would be suitable for the public realm would be my suggestion.

At the beginning of quarantine I remember seeing that people on nearby Birch Street hung up tons of flags across their street on wires. They had country flags and the California flag and I think the LGBTQ+... Read more...

I see there is an immigration attorney at 230 Cal Ave with a big blank wall that would be a good spot for a flag mural. It would be interactive in that people could try to find the flag of the country... Read more...

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Thanks for your input Jessica. I like how you're incorporating interactive programming for the community! It would be cool to have scheduled events where the community can come together to work on a collective... Read more...

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Share your thoughts about the future of public art in the California Avenue District!

Dear Public art people, Please keep the street permanently free of traffic in the evenings at least 6 months out of the year so we can enjoy the art! Thanks Anne Brodell

I love the idea of making this long temporary art space a permanent dog art mosaic mural. My inspiration for a future project would be to reference the awesome mosaic work used by William Wegman and the... Read more...

I just googled that up! That looks so much fun and playful to see around the district! Would there be any type of community engagement with this idea? How could community engagement look like in general... Read more...

I'm OK with dog art, I guess, but my serious request is that the art actually look like dogs, and not abstract sticks, circles and angles that people have to strain to try to figure out what it's supposed... Read more...

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I would like to propose a of large mosaic portraits featuring Black civil leaders like Frederick Douglass, James Baldwin and others on or near the California Ave., Caltrain stop in Palo Alto. 👁‍🗨-Sam... Read more...

Interactive installations. Stations might be sprinkled throughout the neighborhood that respond to visitor interactions – outdoor installations in the spirit of TeamLab

Building off the spirit of the Team Lab show at the PACE galleries, maybe PACE could be a curator of installations and bring some of the artists they work with into the discussion.

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