New K-Rail Public Art Installation in Downtown Santa Barbara

K-Rail art designed by Andrew Thill on State Street in Santa Barbara (courtesy)

Featuring Designs by Andrew Thill

By the Santa Barbara County Office of Arts and Culture

Last week, we unveiled the new K-Rail public art project in partnership with the City of Santa Barbara! This initiative celebrates our vibrant local art and businesses while energizing and beautifying the Downtown corridor.

Local artist Andrew Thill‘s stunning design now adorns eight K-rail panels spanning almost 40 feet at State and Haley streets. Chosen from 60 incredible submissions, Andrew’s “Iconic Santa Barbara” concept beautifully captures the essence of our beloved city.

The K-Rail artwork will be displayed for the summer. Huge thanks to Santa Barbara Beautiful for funding the artist honorarium and design work. See more of Andrew’s work on THILL CREATIVE’s website.

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    • I’m gonna hazard a guess that the solid line of k-rails is needed to prevent the wild ones on e-bikes from flying through the intersection & becoming a hood ornament.
      Bollards, although more attractive, wouldn’t accomplish this.

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