Boulder's Public Art Program

The public art program and its guiding policy commission a wide variety of artworks representing the most innovative approaches to contemporary practice in the arts, works of enduring value, and a diversity of artists and arts experiences within the city of Boulder.

The public art website pages are currently under construction. For questions please contact

NoBo art district gallery

Join the Newsletter

Sign up for the bimonthly Office of Arts and Culture Newsletter to get updates on Arts Commission meetings, events, public art projects, grants, resources, and more.

Ways to Get Involved in Public Art

Let your voice be heard

We want your input on public art. Fill out this form and email it to

Serve on a public art selection panel

Every public art project is determined through a unique selection panel of community members. We’re looking for artists, arts professionals, and all-around community members interested in helping select artists for upcoming public art projects – like the murals featured in the Boulder Public Library Restrooms for All. Email us at with any questions, or if you’d like to join the roster of folks for a selection panel, email a one page letter of interest and resume.

Become a public art steward

Email if you see artwork that is damaged or vandalized so we can conserve it.

Public Art Resources

  • Accessible Signage Framework. The City of Boulder Office of Arts + Culture Public Art Program’s Accessible Signage Framework is rooted in the Community Cultural Plan and adopted by the Arts Commission in 2021. It recommends a uniform approach to signage, making it easier for all viewers to access works of public art in Boulder.
  • Art in Parking Garages Proposal. Parking structures are typically the first and last encounters that visitors experience in a city. Research shows that people recall best the ending and beginning of an experience better than anything that happened in the middle. In 2017, the Office of Arts + Culture partnered with consultants and community members to inform the recommendations found in the Art in Parking Garages plan.
  • Sample Public Art Contract
  • Free paint! Boulder County Hazardous Materials Program has free paint available to the community and could be a great resource if you are interested in painting a mural. Visit the website, or contact Shelly at 720-564-2243.
  • Our Arts and Culture Resources and Opportunities page is updated every two weeks with new calls for artists, funding opportunities, RFQs, and more.