Every year since 2005, Art in Public Places has exhibited between three and ten works of art by Colorado artists in various locations throughout the City as part of the Art on the Move program. Each artist receives a small stipend for their work, and Longmont residents and visitors of Longmont get to see new artworks each year!
For the 2017-18 year, 11 sculptures have been installed in downtown Longmont as part of the Art on the Move program. Look for the sculptures along Main Street, in the breezeways of the 400 and 500 blocks, in St. Stephen’s Plaza and at the Waste Diversion Center on Martin Street. In the summer months click here for information on walking and biking tours.
Established in 1987, Longmont’s Art in Public Places Program is funded through a one percent levy on most capital improvement projects more than $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 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 Longmont’s Art in Public Places has become one of Colorado’s most successful public art programs.
Art in Public Places
400 Quail Road
Longmont, CO 80504