Public Art Updates & Opportunities

 

New Work! Penfield Tate Mural

This mural was created in summer 2020 by artist Detour. It honors Penfield Tate, the first and only black mayor of Boulder, Colorado and his great leadership for the city. There was no visualization of Tate in the city prior to this mural and its creation coincided with the renaming of the municipal building to Penfield Tate’s name. Tate is known for his humanitarian efforts and for being an outspoken LGBTQ activist. The muralist, Thomas Evans aka Detour is based in Denver.

Yazzie "Strength from Within"2020-2022 Public Art Implementation Plan

Interested in current public art projects and those we are working towards? Find out about all that in the Public Art Implementation Plan.

Become a Panelist

Send your resume and a letter of interest to publicart@bouldercolorado.gov if you’re interested in serving in an upcoming public art selection panel.

 

 Office of Arts + Culture Events

Stay connected! Sign up for our bi-weekly newsletter and visit our events page often to learn about arts and cultural events in the community.

 

Resources

  • Accessible Signage Framework  

The City of Boulder Office of Arts + Culture Public Art Program’s Accessible Signage Framework is rooted in the Community Cultural Plan and adopted by the Arts Commission in 2021. It recommends a uniform approach to signage, making it easier for all viewers to access works of public art in Boulder.  

  • Art in Parking Garages Proposal 

Parking structures are typically the first and last encounters that visitors experience in a city. Research shows that people recall best the ending and beginning of an experience better than anything  that happened in the middle. In 2017, the Office of Arts + Culture partnered with consultants and community members to inform the recommendations found in the Art in Parking Garages plan.  

  • Sample Public Art Contract
  • Free paint! Boulder County Hazardous Materials Program has free paint available to the community and could be a great resource if you are interested in painting a mural. Visit the website, or contact Shelly at 720-564-2243.