The Santa Clarita City Council is inviting the community to attend the Santa Clarita History Bear unveiling ceremony on Wednesday, October 18, 2017 at 11:30 a.m. at the Old Town Newhall Library located at 24500 Main Street in Newhall.

The Santa Clarita History Bear was commissioned by the Canyon Theatre Guild and was painted by artist Frank Rock. The public art piece is part of the California Bear Project, a project developed in August 2004 by the City of Santa Clarita to install life size grizzly bear sculptures throughout the community.  Each bear replica measures over 10 feet in length and is over five feet tall, and represents different Santa Clarita themes.

The Santa Clarita History Bear depicts scenes from Santa Clarita Valley’s history and is the fifth bear sculpture to be displayed in the community.  Other bear sculptures are on display at the Santa Clarita Transit Center, Valencia Heritage Park, The Patios at Valencia Town Center and at Golden Valley High School.

To RSVP for the unveiling ceremony, please contact Christy Hawn at chawn@santa-clarita.com.  For more information on the event or the Santa Clarita History Bear, please visit SantaClaritaArts.com or contact Jeff Barber at (661) 250-3779 or at jbarber@santa-clarita.com.