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Art in Public Places – Celebrating Over 20 Years

New Art coming to the Lincoln Corridor (PDF)

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Fort Collins artist Mark Leichliter developed art for Lincolln Avenue between the Poudre bridge and Lemay Avenue. The artworks are integrated into the design of the corridor and are located throughout the project. The artwork is intended to accentuate the corridor and provide wayfinding elements. Each location along the corridor includes a large sculptural monolith, accompanied by combinations of bike racks and bollards.

New Art coming to the Oak and Remington Parking Lot (PDF)

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Fort Collins Artists Todd Kundla and Teddi Parker collaborated to create art for the Downtown Trash Enclosure in the Oak and Remington Parking Lot. Todd Kundla has created a sculpture using recycled fencing on three sides of the structure and Teddi Parker is painting a related mural on the remaining side. The artists are using imagery of a phoenix to symbolize the rebirth of materials through recycling—a reference to the purpose of the enclosure.

New art at the College and Prospect Intersection (PDF)

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Colorado artist Robert Tully has created seven woven nest-like stainless steel sculptures for the medians west and east of the College and Prospect intersection. To complement the median sculptures and as part of the Art in Public Places program, Robert Tully installed three kinetic sculptures that are mounted on the light poles on the south side of the street -- two heading west and one heading east from the intersection. In each, 15 human figures pivot separately like weather vanes depending on the wind direction.

New Art at Timberline and Prospect (PDF)

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Two Fort Collins artists Todd Kundla and Tim Upham designed this artwork adjacent to the silos near the intersection of Timberline and Prospect Roads. Cascading from the top of one of the remaining three historic silos, this sculpture entitled Ringfall serve as a monument to the two historic silos that once stood on this site.  The 50 foot tall sculptural piece will serve as a monument to the two historic silos that once stood on this site. The public can view the original two silos from this site this fall at the new Twin Silo Park in southeast Fort Collins, which was named in their honor.

New Mosaic on the Mulberry Bridge (PDF)

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Local artist Jill MacKay has created a mirror and natural river rock mosaic on the northeast side of the Mulberry Bridge along the Poudre River Trail. The river itself is the inspiration for this project.

With the use of flowing reflective mirror mosaic waveforms, the design mimics the reflective surface qualities of water. The natural river rock lends strong contrast and further mimics the look and feel of the river. Artist Jill MacKay also created the stone mosaic found in the rain garden on Remington Street between the CSU Trail Gardens and the University Center for the Arts.

New Sculptures at EPIC (PDF)

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Denver artist Barbara Baer has installed two sculptures in the newly remodeled Edora Pool and Ice Center (EPIC) lobby. Suspended from the lobby ceiling, the sculptural shapes act like a mobile, gently moving in the space with the air currents.

The artwork is inspired by the uses of the building, Ice and Water. The sculptures’ colored panels are inspired by ice crystals formed on a window pane (placed on the north side of the lobby) and by a tumbling mountain stream (placed on the south side of the lobby). The artworks will act as wayfinding elements. Enter on the south side with the water ripples painted across the transparent panels, and you will be heading towards the pool area of the building. Enter on the north side of the lobby with the ice crystals, and you’ll be heading in the direction of the ice rinks.

Pianos About Town

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Pianos About Town is a collaborative effort between the Fort Collins Art in Public Places Program and community partners Bohemian Foundation and the Downtown Develoment Authority. This exciting project brings together visual art and music for the public to enjoy. We currently in our 7th season! For updates and to share your photos and videos of the pianos in action, please visit us on Facebook.

Help us care for the pianos! If you enjoy playing the pianos, help us protect them by closing the keyboard cover after each use and using the attached tarp to cover the piano in times of bad weather and overnight—Thank you!


2017 Piano Muralists

Werner Schreiber
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Sep 6 - Sep 18
Piano Art
Piano concept
Chris Bates
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Aug 2 - Aug 21
Piano Art
Piano concept
Sarah J. Kuhn
Picture of Artist
Jul 19 - Jul 31
Piano Art
Piano concept
Jana Leigh Hilstrom and Leisha Renee Lawson
Picture of Artist
Jul 5 - Jul 17
Piano Art
Piano concept
Chelsea Ermer
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Jun 21 - Jul 3
Piano Art
Piano concept
Northern Colorado Intertribal Powwow Association
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Jun 7 - Jun 19
Piano Art
Piano concept
Larry Tucci
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May 24 - Jun 5
Piano Art
Piano concept
Carla Gamboa
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May 10 - May 22
Piano Art
Piano concept

2017 Transformer Muralists