Creative Neighborhoods: Murals


UPDATE: The 2020 Neighborhood Mural program is currently postponed due to state-wide COVID-19 restrictions. The open call for property owners will be announced as soon as regular operations resume. Stay tuned!

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 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 first program of Creative Neighborhoods was a series of mural commissions on residential properties, visible from public paths and streets, throughout Boulder. Its success has helped fund a new series of mural commissions for 2020. An open call for property owners will open in Spring 2020 – date TBA when the City of Boulder resumes regular operations. Using a first come, first served selection process, mural sites on residential property will be identified throughout all of Boulder’s nine subcommunities. Selected homeowners will work with the Office of Arts and Culture to partner with regional artists 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 $2,500 provided by the city 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

Take a Self-guided Tour

Map for a driving tour

Map for a biking tour 

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