Arapahoe Underpass

Public Art coming soon to the Boulder Creek Trail along the Arapahoe Underpass!

Project Introduction

The Boulder Office of Arts + Culture is seeking an artist, or artist team, for a site-specific public art commission to compliment the enhanced Boulder Creek Path: Arapahoe Underpass at 13th Street. This enhanced underpass and confluence point is just one area of the 5.5-mile multi-use Boulder Creek Path in central Boulder, Colorado.

Additional project information can be found at

Announcing the Semifinalists!

Jeanine Centuori and Russell Rock of Urban Rock Design, Los Angeles, CA
Mike Cody and Mike Juarez of Mike Squared Mosaics, Westminster, CO
Erin O’Brien of Audio Pixel, Pinecliffe, CO
Michelle Sparks, Boulder, CO
Andy Yoder, Falls Church, VA

Upcoming Project Meetings

All meetings are open to the public for observation 

  • Semifinalist Proposal Meeting — Monday, July 10th — 9:00am – 1:30pm
    • Flagstaff Meeting Room, Boulder Public Library, 1001 Arapahoe Ave., Boulder, CO 80302

Artwork Location

Possible locations and themes for the Boulder Creek Path Arapahoe Underpass have been identified, with particular interest in the retaining walls of the underpass. Additional locations may include the 5-points pedestrian confluence just south of the underpass and the on-street crossing at 13th and Arapahoe. 3D work will not be considered for these locations, however a variety of 2D works and low-relief works will be considered (including murals, mosaics, sound, etc.), as all sites are contained within the floodplain.


Selection Panel Participants

Matthew Smith (Artist)
Virginia Schick and/or appointed students, Art Teacher, Boulder High School (Community Member / Arts Professional)
Brian Coppom, Director, Boulder County Farmers Market (Community Member)
Nicole Dial-Kay, Director of Education, BMoCA (Community Member / Arts Professional)
Mark Villarreal (Boulder Arts Commissioner)

Technical Review Committee

Related Project Resources

Boulder Creek – Arapahoe Underpass and 13th Street 

Read the full RFQ