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
Artist Search Underway for City Center Project
The City of Greeley’s 1% for Art Program is seeking an experienced visual artist to work with architects, engineers and managers to develop artwork that will be incorporated into its new City Center/Municipal Campus. To learn more, download the Request for Qualifications.
Spring Exhibits at the Tointon Gallery
Spring is a busy time for the Tointon Gallery for Visual Arts, 651 10th Ave. The last day to see the UNC Gala exhibit is on Saturday, March 4. Then on Friday, March 10, a new exhibit opens that features emerging artists during the District 6 high school art exhibit. The month ends with a third exhibit that opens on the last day of the month. On Friday, March 31, Sieger Hartgers opens his exhibit at the Tointon Gallery which runs through May 6. Admission to the Tointon Gallery is free and its hours are Monday through Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The “Go West” Art Fence surrounding Centennial Village was recently recognized through the 2016 Excellence in Community Design Award for public art. Artist Lisa Cameron Russell painted the various panels that adorn the fence. The fence, completed the first week in September, offers an opportunity for a self-guided walking tour.
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
. To learn more, download the brochure
The City of Greeley boasts over 120 outdoor public art pieces that have either been donated or purchased since 1967. The Public Art Catalog is a helpful reference for those wanting to learn more about each piece and includes the title, artist name, location and a photo.
The City of Greeley 1% for Public Art Program is working on the final round of Uptown Trees that will line the 8th Avenue corridor between UNC and downtown Greeley. Eight art tree sculptures will be purchased and integrated into the corridor as permanent works of art. The final round of sculptures will be installed in May of 2017.
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.