The Art in Public Places program has sponsored many pieces of town art in Davis. According to the City of Davis website, "Since 1973, the City has set aside 1% of all funds allocated for Capital Improvement Projects to purchase art that enhances the quality of the Davis environment. The artists selected through this program represent a diversity of style and media. Sculpture, murals, paintings, tile work, and functional pieces are located around the city for your enjoyment". The city maintains a walking guide to the art located around the city, only available in print (not online).
The aesthetics of many of these pieces are often critiqued by a diverse range of people.
This is an incomplete list
- Arroyo Park UFO, 2004.
- Alluvium, 2003
- Clepsydra, 2003
- Nurturing the Seeds of Tomorrow, 2002
- Cnawan Stone, 1995
- Ancient Shadows, 1995
- Davis Family Mural, 1991
- Watchman #8, 1988
- The Loneliness of Integrity, 1986
- Zenobia's Throne
For art in public places that was not sponsored by this program, see Urban Art.