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Reimagine the State Street Underpass

Underpass Art Revitalization

Art. Lighting. Interactive Elements. Music. Sound. Science. Reconfigured Space for Vehicles, Bikes, and Pedestrians. Imagine the Possibilities!

The City is undertaking an innovative project to improve the connection between the waterfront and downtown areas and create a destination area that draws pedestrians up State Street. Enhancements could include lighting, interactive active street and art elements, sound, music, reconfigured lanes for vehicles, bikes, and pedestrians.

An Opening Event was held on November 15 to get input from the public to activate the underpass area.

View the Opening Event Photos

Read the Community Ideas from the Opening Event

For a virtual walk-through and 360° view of the underpass, check out the digital model – EAST and WEST.

Let’s start brainstorming. Check out the Pinterest page to see what’s possible with public art and placemaking examples from cities around the world.

Technical design materials will be made available upon request. Based on community input, a Request for Proposals will be released to artists and design professionals.

Meeting facilitation services generously provided by Mark Goerner and Angela Antenore. Technical and Presentation Materials generously provided by AB Design Studio. Thank you to Summerland Winery for donating wine and to Cameron Nichoson for the live music entertainment. Special thanks to the Santa Barbara County Office of Art And Culture.

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Workshop Ideas

Click below to view the ideas submitted at the public workshop for each focus area. Then scroll to view multiple pages and zoom to enlarge.


Design Ideas

Last Updated: Nov 12, 2018
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