Cover Photo: Gary Carlson
Art in Public Places is dedicated to enhancing the Longmont landscape by providing a diverse collection of public art. Walk, bike or drive around town to appreciate each of the 75+ pieces of permanent artwork that dot our city with color, surprise and uniqueness. Longmont’s Art in Public Places Program is funded through a one percent levy on most capital improvement projects more than $50,000.
The Shock Art program, introduced in 2011, provides funds to decorate switchgear boxes throughout Longmont, in conjunction with Longmont Power and Communications. Local artists submit scaled down designs, voted on by the public. The artists submitting the winning designs are commissioned to paint boxes in pre-selected locations.
Art on the Move, that debuted in 2005, provides local artists with the opportunity to create temporary art installations that are featured around town. For a complete map of art installations, consult the City of Longmont Bike Map.