Public Art & Placemaking

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The Public Art Program was initiated in March 2022 after the Board of Trustees and Town staff analyzed results from the 2021 Community Survey which indicated dissatisfaction from the resident with Erie having little to no public art compared to our surrounding municipalities.

The Town is currently drafting a strategic plan for Public Art & Placemaking.



Background

A process was initially started to choose the Town's first commissioned art piece by the end of 2022. On Jan. 12, 2023 the volunteer Public Art Group conducted interviews with finalist artists and after a group discussion, Wings to Dreams by Dixie Friend Gay was selected as Erie's first public art piece by the volunteer group. The art piece consists of three stainless steel, iridescent pillars ranging in height from 15ft to 20ft. The three pillars will be painted in distinct colors and appear to change color as the light moves. These pillars consist of unique items symbolizing the spirit of Erie and Colorado. The piece is set to be installed in late October 2023.



Cultural Caravan Events

The Town of Erie has partnered with the Cultural Caravan for 2024 and we can’t wait to welcome them to our community! The Cultural Caravan is a 501(c)3 nonprofit bringing together locally-owned businesses, nonprofits, municipalities, and local artists to make the community a more vibrant, inclusive, culturally active, and economically vital place by presenting low-cost (often free!) concerts in mainstream and offbeat venues.

If you attend one of their events in Erie, please consider taking our brief Cultural Caravan event survey.

The Public Art Program was initiated in March 2022 after the Board of Trustees and Town staff analyzed results from the 2021 Community Survey which indicated dissatisfaction from the resident with Erie having little to no public art compared to our surrounding municipalities.

The Town is currently drafting a strategic plan for Public Art & Placemaking.



Background

A process was initially started to choose the Town's first commissioned art piece by the end of 2022. On Jan. 12, 2023 the volunteer Public Art Group conducted interviews with finalist artists and after a group discussion, Wings to Dreams by Dixie Friend Gay was selected as Erie's first public art piece by the volunteer group. The art piece consists of three stainless steel, iridescent pillars ranging in height from 15ft to 20ft. The three pillars will be painted in distinct colors and appear to change color as the light moves. These pillars consist of unique items symbolizing the spirit of Erie and Colorado. The piece is set to be installed in late October 2023.



Cultural Caravan Events

The Town of Erie has partnered with the Cultural Caravan for 2024 and we can’t wait to welcome them to our community! The Cultural Caravan is a 501(c)3 nonprofit bringing together locally-owned businesses, nonprofits, municipalities, and local artists to make the community a more vibrant, inclusive, culturally active, and economically vital place by presenting low-cost (often free!) concerts in mainstream and offbeat venues.

If you attend one of their events in Erie, please consider taking our brief Cultural Caravan event survey.

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Placemaking Character Mapping

about 2 months

Based on the visual styles above, click the "+" button to the left and drag/drop pins that correlate to each style onto the map where you'd like to see art in that style. For example: if you want to see something whimsical in the upcoming Town Center project, drag the green pin to the intersection of County Line Road and Erie Parkway.

When you are finished, please just close the window. 


Page last updated: 22 Jan 2024, 06:28 AM