Fitch Mountain Public Art Project

Fitch Mountain Summit View

A Call for Artists

Professional artists are invited to submit ideas and qualifications for a signature public art project as part of the City's Fitch Mountain Access Improvement project. 

The Fitch Mountain Art Committee is seeking an artist to design and implement a permanent (site-specific) public art project on Fitch Mountain in Healdsburg, California, a 991-foot peak that nestles up to the City's eastern boundary. This public art opportunity is for one artist or team of artists to create an installation that reflects and celebrates the natural landscape and experience of being on Fitch Mountain. The public art may or may not be interactive. Installations integrated with the landscape and/or those with functional components will also be considered.

This commission is open to practicing, professional artists residing in the United States. Artists working in a variety of 3-D installations and permanent media are encouraged to apply. Preference will be given to artists residing in Northern California or those with a connection to Sonoma County or the State of California. All artists must be able to participate in an orientation and visit the summit of Fitch Mountain at least once during this process. 

Project Budget

The maximum project budget is $100,000 and should be inclusive of all artist fees, and all expenses related to design development, including engineering, fabrication, travel, transportation and installation of the artwork, insurance, and all other project related expenses. Finalists invited to submit specific proposals will receive an honorarium of $1,000 for their efforts and materials for a maquette of their proposed project.

How to Apply

Artists are invited to submit qualifications through an online form available at no later than 5:00 p.m. on Friday, March 10

For More Information

For more information, please download the Request for Qualifications information sheet that explains the requirements of the call for artists and how to submit. The selection panel will review all submittals and choose a small group of finalists to be interviewed, and the project is expected to be installed this summer. For more information please email

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Fitch Mountain Trail
Fitch Mountain Alexander Valley View

Photo Credits: Kim Carroll Photography