"Public Art creates memorable images that enhance civic pride and helps to define the city’s image to the outside world. The experience of public art makes a public space seem more welcoming; it creates a deeper interaction with the places we visit and in which we work and live. It helps us remember the past, honor an ideal and express our values and concerns to future generations. Public art engages us by creating a dialogue between the artist and the community. It makes our city more livable, more visually stimulating." - San Carlos Public Art Vision Statement
Throughout San Carlos, various public art can be seen, from the Balancing Act sculpture at Harrington Park, to utility box murals painted by local artists. The second phase of the Utility Box Mural Project was completed in July 2018, and included six murals. There are a total of 24 utility box murals all over San Carlos, as shown on the map.