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:
Invitación para Crear Arte para el Día de los Muertos
La Comisión de Arte de la Ciudad de Greeley solicita sumisiones de obras artísticas para participar en la tercera Exhibición anual de Día de los Muertos. La exhibición anual brinda la oportunidad de exhibir sus obras de arte en la Galería Tointon a los artistas del Condado de Weld, en celebración al Día de los Muertos y para honrar a los que han partido de este mundo.
Artistas de todas las edades del Condado de Weld están invitados a presentar una sumisión para exhibir hasta tres obras en la Galería Tointon del 18 de octubre hasta el 2 de noviembre. No hay costo de sumisión y se considerarán todos los medios artísticos. Se sugiere artistas consideren hacer referencia a los símbolos y colores tradicionales del Día de los Muertos en sus obras de arte. Las sumisiones deben recibirse antes del martes 27 de septiembre de 2019 para ser consideradas.
La Galería Tointon está localizada en el número 651 de la avenida 10 en Greeley (adentro del Centro de Recreación). La galería presenta doce exhibiciones distintas al año para la comunidad. Para obtener más información sobre la galería pública de Greeley, visite greeleyart.gov o comuníquese con Kari Tamblyn en email@example.com.
Para más información haga favor de comunicarse con Kari Tamblyn al correo electrónico firstname.lastname@example.org
Si usted fue invitado, a crear un altar para la exposición Día de los Muertos, por favor envíe un correo electrónico a email@example.com para una solicitud.
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.
If you were invited to create an altar for the Día de los Muertos exhibit by Genie Canales, please email firstname.lastname@example.org for an application.
A New Sculpture Connecting us to Greeley’s Agricultural Roots
The metal sculpture, “Overflow,” was installed on July 26, 2019 on 10th St. and 18th Ave. next to the No. 3 Ditch. Purchased through the 1% for Art Fund, this notable sculpture was constructed by Joshua Goss. Standing 10 feet high and spanning 150 square feet, this piece was created with CorTen Steel. Goss aims to create sculptures that reflect the enormous amount of power and pressure needed to effect geological forms. This sculpture was built to enliven the bare strip of gravel near the ditch and to reflect the great efforts made to create the ditch, helping make agriculture a possibility in Greeley over 140 years ago. Be sure to check out this art piece and a little piece of Greeley’s history for yourself.
You may learn more about the artist here: http://www.joshuagoss.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, please contact Kari Tamblyn at email@example.com.
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 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 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.