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Public Art Projects

Public Art Projects

Public Art and Cultural Programming in the City of Boulder

In 2016, the City of Boulder began implementing the Community Cultural Plan, with many of its priorities informing the public art program: 

Focus on the expression of culture and creativity in the public realm through public art, the urban landscape, culture in the neighborhoods, and serendipitous encounters with the arts.

The new Public Art Policy was adopted in December 2016, providing the framework to initiate the Community Culture and Safety Tax Public Art Projects.  With strong support of City Council, the Public Art Policy includes a purpose statement which provides a framework for the program:

The City will acquire works of art which encourage creativity, contribute to a sense of place, spark conversation, tell our shared stories and capture our moment in time, foster the enjoyment of diverse works of art, and are thoughtfully designed contributions to the urban environment of our vibrant city.

Resource Links

Public Art Page :  This page includes updates on all projects

Community Cultural Plan

Boulder Public Art Policy

2017 Public Art Implementation Plan :  This links to additional public art opportunities in 2017! 

For more information on involvement in any component of the public art process, please contact Mandy Vink, Public Art Program, at 303-441-4342 or [email protected].

Overview of 2017 – 2019 Public Art Projects



The following is an anticipated timeline for known projects:



  • Timeline:  December 2016 to December 2017
  • Status: Projects in Progress
  • Budget: $600,000
  • Visit Public Art Projects for project tracking