Public Art Pieces

Photo of entire courtyard

Photo of benches in courtyard

Photo of artist 

"Simply Citrus!" Courtyard
A public installation by Charles Hilton

Dobson Ranch Branch Library 
2425 S. Dobson Rd.

The piece is a sculptural seating area made of mosaic tiles and features a live orange tree. It includes tiles created in November, 2000 by adults and children that attended Mesa's "Simply Citrus!" festival, in an activity booth funded with assistance from General Motors Proving Ground.

Public Art Installation by Judy Stewart, Mesa Station 201
Public Art Installation by Judy Stewart, Mesa Station 201
Public Art Installation by Judy Stewart, Mesa Station 201

Mesa Fire Station 201
Sculptures and Bas Relief by Judy Stewart

Mesa Fire Station 201
360 E. First Street

Several pieces of art were created for installation in the grass courtyard immediately north of Mesa's newest fire station, located on First Street just west of Mesa Drive. The artist, Judy Stewart, from Oracle, Arizona, was selected by a panel of community members, fire personnel, and project staff.

A series of bas relief plaques was inspired by actual photographs of firefighters from the station's archives, with several smaller sculptures created in response to requests for artwork with which visiting school children could interact.  

photo of sculpture

Dinosaur Sculpture - Dilophosaurus
A bronze sculpture by Michael Trcic

Arizona Museum of Natural History
53 N. Macdonald

This life-sized bronze sculpture of a Dilophosaurus by Sedona artist Michael Trcic was dedicated in August 2002. The dinosaur is depicted over a rocky ledge coming to the water to drink, and is approximately 20 feet long.


Suspended Gallery

Suspended Gallery
A six-piece installation by Erik Gonzales

Red Mountain Branch Library
635 N. Power Road

The artwork consists of six double-sided art panels, made of Lexan and suspended by aircraft cable, that draw their inspiration from a variety of sources, including the nearby Red Mountain, local plant and animals life, and information found within the library's collection.  Some of the pieces incorporate actual quotes from books and numbers from the Dewey Decimal System.