Permanent Sculptures | Art on the Move | Upcoming Projects
Articulture - mural on a silo project CALL TO ARTISTS -(deadline for submissions September 3)
Bike Rack project - CALL TO ARTISTS. (deadline for submissions: August 30)
2013 St.ART walking and biking tours- dates, times and locations added!
Shock Art 2013 - AUGUST 24 ARTISTS AT WORK EVENT
Art on the Move 2013 dedication festivities
2011 SHOCK ART - a community box project -
AIPP/City of Longmont Bicycle map (2012 edition)
A.I. P. P. PROGRAM OVERVIEW
HISTORY OF PUBLIC ART
Drive through town, run along the trails, enjoy a round of golf. Wherever
you go in Longmont, you will find art. Established in 1987, Longmonts
Art in Public Places Program is funded through a 1% levy on most capital improvement
projects over fifty thousand dollars ($50,000). It is administered through the Longmont
Museum and managed by the Art in Public Places Commission of the City of Longmont.
Public art weaves a diverse and colorful tapestry throughout world communities.
It is thought provoking, challenging, and often controversial. For centuries
powerful citizens and patrons of the arts have commissioned works, such as
the Sphinx of Giza, Michelangelos David, the Statue of Liberty and the
Vietnam Memorial, all of which have become cherished symbols of pride and
With the inception of the National Endowment for the Arts in 1965, the modern
public art program was born in the United States. The first matching grant
for a public work of art was given to the City of Grand Rapids, Michigan,
in 1967. The monumental abstract sculpture, entitled La Grande Vitesse, initially
stirred both praise and criticism. Over time it became a symbol for the City
of Grand Rapids, and its image now adorns City sanitation trucks and the mayors
stationery. The Grand Rapids model set the stage for public art policy. Since
then, public art programs have emerged and evolved in urban cities and small
towns. These programs continue to enrich and invigorate the cultural life
of communities across the United States.
THE FABRIC OF PUBLIC ART
Public art can be fashioned of bronze, brick, steel, or fabric; it can be
a mural, sculpture, park bench, banner, or imprint; it can be colorful or
subdued, interior or exterior, monumental or diminutive, utilitarian or decorative.
It is through a commitment to diversity in material, form and placement that
Longmonts Art in Public Places has become one of Colorados most
successful public art programs.
The Art in Public Places Commission is composed of one City staff representative, fifteen community volunteers, a a City Council liaison. These individuals set procedure and policy
for the origination of public art, using task forces and selection panels
of community members to enable the process.
Involvement from citizens within the community is essential to the success of the program. Citizens are asked to submit ideas for sites for upcoming projects each year (by October 1, please) as well as given the opportunity to sit on citizen selection panels. No Masters' of art history or other background needed to apply – just an interest in participating in an exciting process, an opinion on artwork and a willingness to represent your neighborhood or community in selecting work that is appropriate, durable and aesthectically pleasing. Typically, the time commitment for such panel is about three evenings over a six to eight week period. For more information call 303-651-8924 or e-mail email@example.com.
Download the Selection Panel
Application (61 Kb) as a PDF file. You need the FREE Acrobat
Reader to read this file.
Artists who wish to be notified of upcoming projects should send their name,
and email address to Art in Public Places, c/o the Longmont Museum,
400 Quail Road, Longmont CO 80501 or send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
Longmont Museum & Cultural Center - 400 Quail Road, Longmont 80501