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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 a 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 – drop in anytime throughout the weekend! Contact publicart@bouldercolorado.gov with questions.


Friday, June 29

 

11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m – Cubicule
Location: Sited immediately west of the Main Boulder Public Library near Boulder Creek
Drop in anytime throughout the day and immerse yourself in Ethan Jackson‘s camera obscura tent, commissioned as a temporary installation through the Experiments in Public Art program.

 

 

3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. – Sound Walk
Location: Walk starts near Main Boulder Public Library entrance at Canyon Gallery and follows Boulder Creek path
Explore the park and Katie Shlon’s project, Trees Harp and Wind Harps, too, during a guided sound walk and sonic meditations with musician and Certified Deep Listening© practitioner, Jane Rigler. RSVPs required – email publicart@bouldercolorado.gov to participate.

 

 

5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. – 5×5 Artist Presentations
Location: Canyon Theater, Main Boulder Public Library
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. to 11:00 p.m. – Bandshell Projects
Location: Central Park Bandshell
Check out two new temporary art installations! Atmo by Ethan Jackson is a sound-reactive video project, accompanied by improvisational sound performance by Farrell Lowe. Spires by Dispersion is a series of touch-sensitive, light-based sculptures.

 


Saturday, June 30

 

8:00 a.m., 9:00 a.m. & 10:00 a.m. – Improvisational Performances
Location: Near the Evert Pierson Kid’s Fishing Pond
Using ash tree wood from Boulder’s felled trees, Katie Shlon has created a series of experimental instruments. These instruments will be used in performances by Katie Shlon, Fiona Small and Farrell Lowe.

 

 

11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m – Cubicule
Location: Sited immediately west of the Main Boulder Public Library near Boulder Creek 
Drop in anytime throughout the day and immerse yourself in Ethan Jackson‘s camera obscura tent, commissioned as a temporary installation through the Experiments in Public Art program.

 

 

12:00 p.m. & 6:30 p.m. – Civic Area Public Art Tours
Location: Tour starts near Main Boulder Public Library entrance at Canyon Gallery
Join Office of Arts and Culture staff on guided tours of public art in the Civic Area, including current temporary and a sneak peek of future projects! These tours provide an opportunity to inquire about specific artworks and to meet the artists who have been commissioned for future projects.

 

 

8:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. – Bandshell Projects
Location: Central Park Bandshell
Check out two new temporary art installations! Atmo by Ethan Jackson is a sound-reactive video project, accompanied by improvisational sound performance by Farrell Lowe. Spires by Dispersion is a series of touch-sensitive, light-based sculptures.

 


Volunteer Opportunities

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