Public Art Social

Celebrate Public Art in the Civic Area with a weekend of events!

The Office of Arts and Culture presents a weekend of activities celebrating public art in Boulder’s Civic Area. Public Art Social is an opportunity for the community to explore permanent and temporary public art projects that have been recently commissioned by the City. Attend lightning-style presentation, meet the artists, participate in the artwork, and join a public art tour! Public Art Social is free and open to everyone. The community is invited to drop in anytime throughout the weekend. Select activities will require RSVPs. Contact with questions.

Friday, June 29


7:00 p.m. – 5×5 Artist Presentations
Location: Canyon Theater, Boulder Public Library, 1001 Arapahoe Ave.
In a lightning-style presentation, artists will have five minutes to show five images, discussing their creative practice and projects. Audience questions and discussion to follow. Artists featured include: Dispersion, Ethan Jackson, Katie Shlon, Michelle Sparks and Parisa Tashakori.



8:00 p.m. – Opening Celebration
Location: Central Park, near bandshell
Check out the latest temporary art installations. New artwork by Dispersion and Ethan Jackson. Light refreshments will be available.


Saturday, June 30

Saturday’s events will be taking place at various locations. Stop by the Office of Arts and Culture information table near Central Park’s bandshell to participate.


Experience the artwork!
New temporary installations by Katie Shlon and Ethan Jackson offer opportunities to explore sound and light with projects influenced by the eco-culture along Boulder’s Creek Path. Join a deep listening experience with Katie Shlon’s tree harps and immerse yourself in Ethan Jackson’s camera obscura. RSVPs for specific activities required. More info coming soon.



10 a.m. & 2 p.m. – Civic Area Public Art Tours
Join Office of Arts and Culture staff on guided tours of public art in the Civic Area, including current and future projects. These tours provide an opportunity to inquire about specific artworks and to meet the artists who have been commissioned for future projects.


Volunteer Opportunities

We’re looking for volunteers to help make the Public Art Social a success. Please email to get involved!