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.

Are you or someone you know interested in donating art to the City? Complete an Art Donation form.

The City of Greeley’s Public Art Program include the following efforts:

Call for Artists

Call for Artists: Traffic Cabinet Mural Project

The City of Greeley will commission up to six artists to design original artwork for utility cabinets located within the city. Selected artists will have their designs reproduced into a vinyl wrap and installed by a professional sign shop as public art murals.

Artist proposals are requested by 5 p.m. on Dec. 1, 2022.

El Programa de Arte de Un Por Ciento de la Ciudad de Greeley solicita propuestas de diseños para murales en las cajas de medidores exteriores de la ciudad. Los artistas seleccionados serán invitados para que sus obras se reproduzcan en mantas de vinil y una compañía profesional las instalará y se convertirán en obras de arte públicas o “murales.”

Las propuestas de los artistas deberán recibirse a más tardar a las 5 p.m. del día 1ro. de diciembre del 2022.

Download the following proposal documents to apply:
Descargue los siguientes documentos de propuesta para aplicar:

Photo of City of Greeley utility Cabinet Call for Artists

Call for Artists: Uptown Trees

The City of Greeley will commission three artists to design original art trees to be installed at three separate locations between downtown Greeley and the University of Northern Colorado campus. Started in 2014, the “Uptown Tree” project currently includes 30 sculpted works of various colors and forms that bring versatility to the downtown/UNC art walk corridor.

The deadline for submission is Dec. 5, 2022.

If interested, please apply on the Café website:

News and Events

Rainbow Reef Mural Makes a Splash at Greeley’s Family FunPlex

During renovations to the Family FunPlex swimming area, Northern Colorado artist Julia Williams brought to life a colorful oceanscape of sea creatures to one of the facility’s walls. The commissioned artwork is a collaboration between Greeley’s Art Commission and Greeley Recreation. 

The artist captures the fun, playful atmosphere the Family Funplex waterpark and swim area offer the community, with amenities like a lazy river, zero-depth pool, and massive indoor waterslides. With the facility now reopen, visitors can get a first-hand look at this new public art display.

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Artwork by Julia Williams, 2022
 

Two New Uptown Trees Added to 8th Avenue Corridor

Since 2014, the city has "planted" 31 beautiful, sculpted trees along the busy corridor linking downtown Greeley and the University of Northern Colorado. In July 2022, two new installations joined the "Uptown Trees" grove: "Woven Nature" by Kiki Goti and "Hues of Colorado" by Ana Marie Botero and Juan Bothe-Botero.

Check out the Public Art Catalog for more information about Uptown Trees.

photo of new Greeley tree sculpture photo of new Greeley tree sculpture

Artwork by Kiki Goti, 2022
Artwork by Ana Marie Botero and Juan Bothe-Botero, 2022
 

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Public Art

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Greeley, CO 80631

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970-350-9450 tel
970-350-9475 fax
kim.snyder@greeleygov.com

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