The City of Greeley celebrates artistic expression and encourages public art as a way of celebrating our community's vibrant cultural diversity. The Greeley Art Commission board is made up of volunteers appointed by City Council, representing city wards and personnel from parks and recreation, the planning commission, water and sewer board and Union Colony Civic Center staff. The board oversees the Public Art Programs and assists in discovering art that recognizes and fosters a broad range of social, cultural and historic values that define Greeley.
The Greeley Art Commission is guided by the City of Greeley’s 2009 Art Master Plan which guides and supports the integration of art that contributes to Greeley’s identity. The plan also strengthens the city’s commitment to enhance and reinforce the community’s goals, visions, and values through the provision of art. The Art Master Plan has driven major art installations such as the "Go West" art fence installed around Centennial Village, the "Art & Soul" sculpture installed in front of the Union Colony Civic Center, "Flutterby" on 10th Street and 23rd Avenue and the "Uptown Tree" beautification project along the 8th Avenue corridor.
The Art Commission recognizes the importance of art forms in public places. The Public Art collection consists of over 350 works of rotating indoor art and more than 160 pieces of outdoor art that have been donated, gifted or purchased since 1967. The collection is continually updated with new artwork as the Art Commission purchases several pieces of art annually.
The City of Greeley’s Public Art Program include the following efforts:
Convocatoria de Presentaciones de Artistas para Participar en la Exposición anual Día de los Muertos
La Art Commission (Comisión de Arte) de la City of Greeley (la Ciudad de Greeley) busca presentaciones de artistas para participar en la Exposición anual Día de los Muertos. La exposición anual ofrece a los artistas del Condado de Weld la oportunidad de mostrar sus obras de arte en la Galería Tointon en celebración del Día de los Muertos y honrar a los que han fallecido. Se aconseja a los artistas que consideren hacer referencia a los símbolos y colores tradicionales del Día de los Muertos en sus presentaciones de obras de arte. Los artistas pueden presentar hasta tres obras de arte. Las solicitudes deben recibirse en o antes del martes 27 de septiembre de 2019.
La Tointon Gallery es siempre gratuita y abierta al público, de lunes a sábado de 9 a. m. a 5 p. m., localizada en 651 10th Ave.
Call for Artist Submissions to Participate in the annual Día de los Muertos Exhibit
The City of Greeley Art Commission is seeking artist submissions to participate in the annual Día de los Muertos Exhibit. The annual exhibit provides Weld County artists the opportunity to display their artwork in the Tointon Gallery in celebration of Día de los Muertos and honor those who have departed. Artists are encouraged to consider referencing traditional Día de los Muertos symbols and colors in their artwork submissions. Artists may submit up to three pieces of artwork. Applications must be received on or before Tuesday, September 27, 2019.
The Tointon Gallery is always free and open to the public, Monday through Saturday 9am to 5pm, located at 651 10th Ave.
Step Back in Time with the New Greeley Evans Transit Center Mural!
The mural, “History of Greeley Public Transportation,” was recently installed at the Greeley Evans Transit (GET) Center. Purchased through the 1% for Art Fund, this impressive mural was constructed by Kirk Seese. Utilizing techniques from his previous work creating climbing walls, Kirk created a 3D mural to highlight modes of transportation throughout history. This 3D mural was created by appropriating archival photos from the Greeley Museums. The artist vectorized and colorized each image in order to turn each image into 3D panel and then subsequently assembled over 20 panels onto the face of the GET Center. This was no easy task as each panel weighs between 30-75 lbs! Be sure to drive by and check it out for yourself.
You may learn more about the artist here: https://www.bbmurals.com/.
The City of Greeley boasts over 160 memorable, thought-provoking, and enduring art projects that enrich the experience of visitors and residents alike. To learn more about Greeley’s public art contact Kari Tamblyn at email@example.com.
Exhibit “Arts Picnic” on display at the Tointon Gallery July 26 through August 31
The annual Arts Picnic Exhibit provides Weld County artists the opportunity to display their artwork for
family, friends and the community to enjoy in the Tointon Gallery, helping kick off the annual Arts Picnic festival.
The Arts Picnic Exhibit has been held in the Tointon Gallery since 1991 and is one of the most well attended and
largest community shows presented by the Tointon Gallery. The exhibit serves to
celebrate artists who reside in Weld County and to promote and encourage the
arts in Greeley. Learn more about the opening reception on July 26 from 5-7pm on Facebook.
The Tointon Gallery is always free
and open to the public, Monday through Saturday 9am to 5pm, located at 651 10th Ave.
“Play Bow” is back at Island Grove
After going to the “vet” for a checkup, the beloved “Play Bow” is back on display at the entrance of Island Grove. After finding cracks in the surface of the 12-foot, 1,600-pound sculpture in October, 2018, “Play Bow” was sent back to the artist, Don Kennell of Santa Fe to be repaired. Kennell is renowned artist and has shown at Burning Man and shown with Meow Wolf. You can learn more about the artist here: https://donkennell.com/.
The City of Greeley boasts over 100 memorable, thought-provoking, and enduring art projects that enrich the experience of visitors and residents alike. To learn more about Greeley’s public art, please visit greeleyart.com or contact Kari Tamblyn at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thanks to the Sculpture on Loan Program, Greeley has a growing collection of public art that is enduring and thought provoking. This year, the program was organized as an invitational and 2 nationally-recognized artists: Lorri Acott and Patrica Vader were invited to display two pieces each in Downtown Greeley. Come check them soon in the Creative District in Downtown Greeley!
To make a purchase through the program, contact Kim Snyder at email@example.com.
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 375 works of indoor art and almost 170 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.