Civic Area

Public art coming soon to Boulder’s Civic Area

In Fall 2020 we anticipate the installation of 55 Degrees by commissioned artist Adam Kuby. This project was commissioned in 2016 to support the park’s goals to become an ever-vibrant community destination, engaging for all ages. Adam is working closely with Living Design Studios, an award-winning metal fabrication shop based in Boulder County, for oversight and construction of this public art commission. Installation and construction timelines will be updated here as more details are available.

Signature Artwork

55 Degrees by Adam Kuby

Kuby designed 55 Degrees as a sculptural reference to Boulder’s iconic Flatirons. This work brings the drama of these geologic formations into downtown Boulder in a dramatic, visceral yet abstract way. 55 Degrees will feature three large-scale rectangular sculptures that create openings, windows or gateways to frame experiences around the park. The angled, planar steel sculptures are oriented to match both the north-south orientation of the Flatirons and their 55 degree angle from horizontal.

Boulder Civic Area Project

The Civic Area is a parkland and cultural hub that invites its community to play, engage, learn, contemplate, and converse. The public art opportunities for this space will be temporary and permanent, all working together to create an “ever vibrant,” alive and constantly changing artistic environment that is exciting and engaging for all ages. Permanent signature artwork/s is desired to be located at the north end of the park as a highly visible destination and iconic meeting place on a civic scale.

Arial view of Civic Area project concept rendering
Arial view of Civic Area project concept rendering

Selection Panel Participants

Yumi Roth, Assoc. Professor of Sculpture & Post-Studio Practice, CU Boulder (Community Member / Artist)
David Dadone, Exec. Dir. + Chief Curator, BMoCA (Community Member / Arts Professional)
Rachel Lee, Architect, Mosaic Architects (Community Member / Arts Professional)
Zoe Larkins, Curatorial Assistant, MCA Denver (Community Member / Arts Professional)
Ann Moss (Community Member)
Felicia Furman (Boulder Arts Commissioner)

Upcoming Project Meetings

TBA

Related Project Resources

Boulder Civic Area Project
Boulder Civic Area Master Plan
Read the full RFQ
Canyon Boulevard Complete Streets