The City of Greeley celebrates artistic expression and encourages public art as a way of applauding our community's cultural identity. Our Greeley Art Commission, a board of volunteers appointed by City Council, oversees our programs and helps us to find art which recognizes and fosters a broad range of social, cultural and historic values. We also have an Art Master Plan which guides us by enhancing and reinforcing the goals, visions, and values of the City of Greeley and its citizens through art.
The City of Greeley has over 100 pieces of artwork in its Public Art Collection that can be viewed with the online Art in Public Places map or on our online Public Art catalog.
News and Events
The City of Greeley Public Art Program recently completed its Uptown Tree Project. Thirty-one unique sculptural art trees line a 6 block area connecting the University of Colorado with Downtown Greeley. Join the Greeley Art Commission for a free, public celebration on Saturday, June 3, from 10 a.m. to noon that will include refreshments and self-guided walking tours of the tree sculptures.
Arts Picnic Fine Art Exhibit
The deadline to register as an exhibitor for the Arts Picnic Fine Art Exhibit is Friday, July 7, 2017. The exhibit, which opens with a reception on July 28, provides Weld County artists an opportunity to display their artistic creations. Interested in becoming an exhibitor? Download an application.
Alan B. Adler has new works on display during an exhibit at the Tointon Gallery from May 26 through June 10. Meet the artist during an opening reception on May 26, from 5-7 p.m. Admission to the gallery is free and its hours are Monday through Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Thanks to the Sculpture on Loan program, Greeley has a growing collection of public art that is enduring and thought provoking. Ten pieces are on loan until next spring, with nine pieces displayed in downtown Greeley and one in Glenmere Park. To make a purchase through the Sculpture on Loan program, contact Kim Snyder at firstname.lastname@example.org
We recognize the importance of art forms in public places and the diversity of the public who appreciates such art. Our collection consists of over 300 works of indoor art and almost 120 pieces of outdoor art that have been donated, gifted or purchased since 1967. To keep the collection updated with current work, we purchase several pieces of art each year. We encourage the donation of public art which is memorable, thought-provoking, enduring and which can be located in a setting appropriate to the environment and the art form.
Learn more about our Art in Public Places program and check out our online art catalog.
Interested in donating? Complete an Art Donation form.
We are always looking for art from artists that acknowledges the diversity of our community. From the Arts Picnic Fine Art Exhibit to solo and group exhibits at the Tointon Gallery, we have many opportunities to showcase artwork throughout the year. To learn more and get connected, visit our artists page.
The Tointon Gallery for the Visual Arts
The Tointon Gallery, 651 10th Avenue, presents twelve changing shows each year to provide enjoyment, education and to encourage dialogue around art. We strive to expose the community to a variety of media, artist styles and skill levels. Our spacious 1,000 sq. ft. art gallery features work by local and nationally acclaimed artists, and boasts over 1,800 sq. ft. of wall space. Artists, art and education organizations, and members of the community are needed to exhibit. There is no cost for artists or organization to display their work in the gallery and the deadline for submitting 2017-2018 proposals is February 1, 2017.
The gallery is located on the first floor lobby of the Greeley Recreation Center and is open Monday through Saturday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Admission to the gallery is free. For more information visit the Tointon Gallery page.