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This month, learn more about the Greeley Art Commission, a very active, fun, and passionate group of dedicated residents who contribute time and energy to our quality of life through public art.
In 1998 the City of Greeley and City Council made a commitment to enhance the city’s public art collection by adopting a 1% for Art Program. This program sets aside one percent of the cost of new capital improvement projects as funds for acquiring,
maintaining and commissioning art. The Art Commission works with city departments to integrate art into these capital improvement projects; reviews and accepts artwork donated to the City of Greeley for public display; and manages the
sculpture on loan program as well as other special initiatives.
Kim Snyder, Public Art Coordinator, is proud of some of the recent accomplishments of the group. “We replaced the damaged ‘arch’ sculpture on 20th Street near 65th Avenue, now titled ‘Winds of Change II’ by Tom and Jean Latka.
In October, we will have two new kinetic pieces in Glenmere Park next to the bronze compass rose we had set into colored concrete, and we will have new artwork installed in Balsam Park by Wes Sam-Bruce.“
Another accomplishment in 2021 was Regional artists Julie Dillon (her design is pictured right) and Mario Echevarria turned their original artwork into designs that local vendor, Raven Sign Studios, printed on vinyl and wrapped the metal dividers in the first and second-floor restrooms.
The Greeley Art Commission continues to work with Xcel energy to add art to Xcel’s utility cabinets. The City of Greeley
is proud to have been the first US city to join this pilot program in 2017.,This fall, five new utility cabinet art wraps are being installed, bringing the total number to 20. Including a piece by artist Dina Fisher (pictured left). More art wraps
are planned for 2022.
Future projects for the Art Commission are also in the works. The Art Commission will jury in three new Uptown Trees that artists will spend the winter fabricating in their studios. The new tree sculptures will be installed along 8th Avenue in June 2022.
Additionally in 2022, the Art Commission will be updating the Art Master Plan which guides the City’s process for adding more art to the community. Snyder said, “not only will residents on the board help with jurying in artwork and
making recommendations for the locations and budgets, by joining now they can help plan for the next 5 to 10 years.”
Apply online to be an active member of the Art Commission or other boards. Greeley's Boards and Commissions program offers 23 different interest groups for residents to engage in and make recommendations for the city. Joining is a great way to influence
public policy and programming decisions that can affect the entire city. Check the Boards and Commissions webpage often
to see current vacancies apply online and view agendas for upcoming meetings.
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