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:
Exhibit “Manifest” on display at the Tointon Gallery January 10 through February 22
Carl Bork completed his formal training in painting at the Columbus College of Art and Design and currently resides in Salida, CO where he has his own studio and gallery. This exhibit presents a departure from what Carl is most famous for, landscape paintings. In returning to his roots, portrait painting, he has found a heightened appreciation for abstraction and an expanded sensitivity for what emotions color and texture convey to the viewer. The exhibit will be on display Friday, January 10 through Saturday, February 22. A reception is scheduled for First Friday, on Friday, January 10 from 5 to 7 p.m.
Admission to the gallery is free and visitors may view the exhibit when the Tointon Gallery is open. The Tointon Gallery is always free and open to the public, Monday through Saturday 9am to 5pm, located at 651 10th Ave.
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 more than 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.