Salinas Sidewalk Art Project Fall 2023


The Salinas Safe Routes to School Sidewalk Art project is an opportunity for local artists of all ages to create beautiful and interactive spaces on the sidewalks throughout East Salinas. The main goal of this project is to highlight the safe walking routes connecting schools, parks and community spaces in East Salinas with long-lasting sidewalk art (~10 years!).

This art competition is funded through a Clean California grant and Measure X and is part of the Transportation Agency for Monterey County’s Safe Routes to School Program. Our aim is to transform public streets into healthy spaces for kids, teachers and community members to walk, roll and move. One of our favorite tools to achieve this is through artwork!

Call for Art

For detailed information about the East Salinas Safe Routes to School Sidewalk Art project including art locations, examples, and judging criteria review the Call for Art:

Call for Art (English)

Call for Art (Spanish)

Prizes & Recognition

All artists who participate will be recognized by the community. Artwork that is selected for installation will also be featured in a program for the community celebration along with the name of the artist.
Artwork that is not selected for installation will be displayed on the Monterey County Safe Routes to School program website at and shared with the City of Salinas and other community partners to display on their respective social media channels and websites.

There are four (4) categories to compete in based on age and experience:

Category Prize Number of Prizes Available
Elementary School Art supplies 3
Middle/High School $50 Cash Cards 6
Adult (Amateur Artist 18+ years old) $100 Cash Cards 3
Professional Artist/Program (must have Tax ID #) $100 Cash Cards (Doodle/Simple/Combo designs); $4,500 Checks (for X-large complex) 3 ($100)

7 ($4,500 each)


Join the Competition!

Download the application that fits you!


To Submit


Email PDF submissions to Aaron Hernandez (Transportation Agency for Monterey County): by 5:00pm on Friday, September 15, 2023.

If the file size is too large to send by email (over 30MB) – please contact Aaron Hernandez.


To submit hard copy applications, call Action Council to coordinate drop-off at:

  • 295 Main St #500, Salinas, CA 93901 (5th Floor)
  • Office Hours: 9am-4pm
  • Call for assistance if you cannot deliver during normal office hours: 831-313-2079

Q&A Informational Session

Q&A Session recording:

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