Creative Neighborhoods: Murals

Following the success of the inaugural program, the Office of Arts and Culture will support a new round of murals on residential properties throughout Boulder in 2020. Interested in hosting a mural? Homeowners with a publicly visible site can apply to have a mural on their property. Projects will be awarded on a first-come first-served basis – the deadline to apply is July 15.


About the Program

Murals are recognized tools to convey the pulse of community. Activated in Boulder, murals create an opportunity to collectively promote the unique personalities of the city. In 2018, Creative Neighborhoods: Murals was launched to support public art in all of Boulder’s unique neighborhoods, diversify the types of artwork found in the city and to provide opportunities to regional artists.

The program facilitates a collaboration between homeowners and artists to create new artwork on residential properties, visible from public paths and streets, throughout Boulder. Using a first come, first served selection process, mural sites are identified for residential properties throughout all of Boulder’s subcommunities. Homeowners select regional artists to work with from the City-approved mural artist roster.

Funding for the Creative Neighborhoods Mural Program is made available through the Community Culture and Safety Tax. The total program budget for 2020 is $25,000 with up to $3,000 provided for each mural project.

2018 Participating Artists

Sam Cikauskas, Boulder, CO
Susan Dailey & Eleanor Yates, Fort Collins, CO
Jason Garcia, Denver, CO
Chris Huang, Boulder, CO
Brandy LeMae, Boulder, CO
Patrick Maxcy, Golden, CO
Catherine Pistone, Boulder, CO
V. Ross, Boulder, CO
Tony Zellaha, Denver, CO
Lindee Zimmer, Denver, CO

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Press

Creative Neighborhood Mural Program from City of Boulder on Vimeo.

In Boulder’s Neighborhoods, Art Starts Appearing, Boulder Daily Camera

Garage, fences, and homes used for Art in Boulder, Fox 31 Unique 2 Colorado