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The City places high value on public art and the cultural, social, and economic benefits that art provides public spaces. One of Monrovia's ongoing art programs is called Footnotes. Footnotes are comprised of both sidewalk poetry, which are short prose submitted by Monrovia residents, and Monrovia moments, which are fun, historical tidbits. These are stamped into newly-poured sidewalks throughout the community.

 Sidewalk Poem
Sidewalk Poetry

Monrovia Moments
Monrovia Moment


How can I get involved?

Applying to leave your mark on Monrovia is simple! Currently, contractors and developers working with the City who will be pouring new concrete can ask to participate in the Footnotes program. If approved, they will receive many of the needed supplies, including the concrete stamp, and the option to choose a poem or Monrovia moment.

What do I need to know?

Stamping concrete can be challenging for even the most experienced individuals. If the imprinting process is done incorrectly, it can be difficult and expensive to repair.

Helpful Links

The links below offer a variety of educational resources pertaining to stamped concrete:


Updated on 03/06/2019 5:55 PM

Supporting Documents


If you have any questions or are interested in participating, please contact Kerri Zessau at (626) 932-5564 or