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Artwork Across Longmont

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In 2009, the Art in Public Places Commission celebrated its 50th installation in the twenty years since City Council passed the 1% Ordinance allowing for public artwork in the City. The diverse collection of public artwork appears in all areas of town, and includes media from bronze and stone to fabric, glass and photography. The collection continues to grow each year. Maps and brochures regarding the collection are available at the Longmont Museum (400 Quail Road) as well as other City facilities. For more information on the Art in Public Places program, or to volunteer to serve on a citizen selection panel, call (303) 651-8924 or email.

List of artworks in collection:

 Photo of the Artwork
 Artwork Description


1. BRICK SCULPTURE by Ken Williams, 1992. This abstract, biomorphic artwork echoes the buildings of downtown Longmont through its vertical posture and traditional brickwork. Sixth Avenue and Main Street.


2. LONGMONT 1871-1910 by George Greenamyer, 1993. Greenamyer's library portal of painted steel commemorates the founding people and events of the City of Longmont. Longmont Public Library, Fourth Avenue and Kimbark Street.


3. HOW WE LIVE AND WHAT WE LIVE FOR by Barbara Jo Revelle, 1993. This thirty-five foot tall, computer-generated, ceramic tile mural displays attributes valued by Longmont's founders. Safety and Justice Center, 225 Kimbark St.


4. COLORFUL POETRY IN THE MIDDLE PAGES by Louise Kodis, 1994. Kodis colorful array of mixed-media banners are balanced explosions of shapes and colors. Civic Center Complex, 350 Kimbark St.


5. FREE-FOR-ALL by Jerry Boyle, 1994. Boyle's lively bronze sculpture is a creative portrayal of children at play. Boyle's work embodies AIPP's commitment to site-appropriate public art. Garden Acres Park, 18th Avenue and Tulip Street.


6a. WATERLINE, by Robert Tully, 1995. One of three pieces Tully incorporated as part of a series into the landscape of the St. Vrain Greenway. His work focuses on native inhabitants and indigenous materials. Roger's Grove, just east of Hover Street, south of Third Avenue.


6b. KESTREL'S WAY, by Robert Tully, 1995. Second of three in a series incorporated into the landscape of the St. Vrain Greenway. His work focuses on native inhabitants and indigenous materials. Roger's Grove, east of Hover Street, south of Third Avenue.


6c. PRAIRIE UNDERGROUND, by Robert Tully, 1995. The final in the series of three works by Tully identifying the native inhabitants of the area utilizing indigenous materials. Roger's Grove, east of Hover Street, south of Third Avenue.


7a. LISTENING STONE by Robert Tully, 1998. Perched on the bank of the St. Vrain River, this piece focuses the viewer's senses upon the environment. Roger's Grove Park, Northeast corner.


7b. Details of Nature by Robert Tully, 1998. Tully continues his series of nature-inspired works east along the St. Vrain Greenway. St. Vrain Greenway, Izaak Walton Park, west of Sunset Street, north of Boston Avenue.

The artwork survived the 2013 flood but is inaccessible because of riverbank damage.


8. DANCE STEPS by Bob Luna and Martha Keating, 1996. Young artists participated in designing and producing a mixed-media mural to enhance the south wall of the Youth Center. The mural depicts dance as a timeless activity that connects the present with the past. Longmont Youth Center, 1050 Lashley St.


9. HEART-TO-HAND by A. Joseph Kinkel, 1996. The bronze sculpture depicts the bond that exists between generations and creates a focal point for the Senior Center's landscape. Longmont Senior Center, 910 Longs Peak Ave.


10. TRACKS by Gregg LeFevre, 1995. Take a walk down Coffman Street between Fourth and Ninth avenues and discover the lighthearted humor of LeFevre's imprints in the sidewalks. Reproduced along St. Vrain Greenway in the Lykins Gulch area, as well as the greenway trail parallel to Airport Road between Boston and Ninth Avenue.


11. EARLY LONGMONT by Gregg LeFevre, 1996. This 5' by 7' bronze map of Longmont's original square mile illustrates important events, building and features from the early years of the town's history. The artwork was commissioned in celebration of Longmont's 125th anniversary. Old St. Stephen's Church, 470 Main Street.


12. GREAT BLUE HERONS by Peter Busby, 1997. Three large herons, creating using Busby's unique woven steel technique, loom over a pond on the 18th hole. Ute Creek Golf Course, 12196 Ute Hwy.


13. THE UNITY PROJECT by Mario Miguel Echevarria and Susan Dailey, 1998. A neighborhood-based artwork, using the faces, hands and ideas of the Kensington Park neighbors to make a statement in concrete. Kensington Park, Kensington Street and Longs Peak Avenue.


14. ALPHABET FARM by Andrew Dufford and Christian Muller, 1999. An interactive alphabet theme incorporating the natural beauty of Longmont with whimsical pieces throughout the park. Willow Creek Park, South Fordham Street.


15. JOURNEY by Jeff Oens, 1999. A bronze sculpture of geese in flight donated by Mabel Durning in memory of her late husband Charles. Longmont Senior Center, 910 Longs Peak Ave.


16. GATHER ENOUGH PEOPLE HERE by Robert Tully, 1999. An interactive mechanical sculpture along the greenway that encourages curious passersby to gather on a platform, which, when enough weight is obtained, will spread the wings of the piece. St. Vrain Greenway at Izaak Walton Pond.



17. NATURE'S WAY by Tim Watkins, 2000. Colorful and whimsical pieces on the Southmoor Park Greenway include a fish drinking fountain, a "bat bench," chairs encompassed by an aroma garden, an "eye spy" and kinetic archway. Lefthand Greenway, Missouri Avenue.


18. LOS ARCOS DE LONGMONT by Armando Alvarez, 2001. The six breezeways connect Main Street to the parking lots downtown each has a double facade of colorful steel with designs of Byzantine glass tile inlaid throughout. Main Street and Kimbark Street parking areas between Third and Sixth avenues.


19. LEGACY by Harriet Lee, 2001. A strong message of teaching children a sense of responsibility is sent from the artist to the viewer in this piece which prominently welcomes visitors to the Boulder County Courthouse with a steel and red flagstone archway. Main Street and 10th Avenue


20. MANILDA G. RAFFE by Michele VandenHeuvel, 2001. This fictitious bronze giraffe sits on a bench with her "story" posted nearby, visitors can read her story as they meander the park in search of her various possessions. Roosevelt Park, Eighth Avenue and Coffman Street.


21. AIRPLAY by George Peters & Melanie Walker, 2002. The colorful mobile and wall mountings create a liveliness in the Recreation Center entryway and down the corridors with its movement and whimsical shapes and placement, creating a cheerful link throughout. Longmont Recreation Center, 310 Quail Road.


22. FEATHER FLIGHT by George Peters & Melanie Walker, 2002. Five identical kinetic sculptures welcome the visitor outside the Recreation Center. Each on a 20' tall flagpole, the direction of the sun and the wind moves these "feathers" as only Mother Nature can, always creating a different vantage point. Quail Campus Quail Road.




23. HIDDEN PATHS, UNSEEN TRAILS by Kathy Bradford, 2002. Within a 20' long wall of glass is a group of critters hiding and waiting to be discovered among the aspen trees, all sandblasted to create a natural scene. Longmont Museum and Cultural Center, 400 Quail Road.


24. LEFTHAND'S COMPASS by Zoe Strecker, 2002. The various components of this ceramic sculpture symbolize the two spatial ideas of the Four directions and the Circle, which encompasses elements of birds, turtles, water and human muscle representation. Longmont Museum and Cultural Center, 400 Quail Road.



A) Roy's World by Angela Beloian, an acrylic on canvas triptych which depicts Sandstone's landscape in all seasons;

B) Looking West, Road in Snow and Gate Facing North, by Michael Gray; three black and white photographs capturing the isolated quality of the area;

C) Ice House - Fall Afternoon by Rick Stoner; a gouache painting portrayal of portrays Sandstone Ranch. Sandstone Ranch Visitor's Center, Hwy 119.


26. Sister Cities Goose by Beau Townsend and Lory Ohs, 2002. One of the Geese from the Geese Galore! project has joined the AIPP collection. Sister Cities Goose exhibits the relationship between Longmont and our two Sister Cities, Chino, Japan and Guzman, Mexico. Inside the Civic Center, 350 Kimbark St.


27. Take Me Out to the Game by Tony Ortega, 2003. A sandstone and metal archway welcomes visitors to the ballfields. Sandstone Ranch, Hwy 119.


28. First Teacher by Ann La Rose, 2003. A bronze sculpture, donated in memory of Nancy Nixon, a key player in Longmont's cultural and educational community. Fourth Avenue and Emery Street.


29. Dawson Silverwood by Steve Jensen, 2003. This stainless steel tree has “fallen” leaves permanently affixed to its concrete base. The messages on the leaves are written and designed by the children of Longmont, who worked with the artist to depict their hopes and dreams for the world. Dawson Park, Lakeshore Drive.


30. Roosevelt – the Conservationist by Dan Snarr, 2004. Teddy Roosevelt visited Longmont in 1900 and this life sized bronze is a reminder of this historic event. Longs Peak and Coffman streets.


31. 101 Faces by Jerry Boyle, 2004. Surprise and anticipation awaits the passersby along the Lefthand Greenway as they encounter 101 concrete faces staring out from trees, rocks and even from the water. Lefthand Greenway between Highway 287 (bridges) and Sunset Street.


32. Picnic In Lefthand Park by Robert Ressler, 2005. No picnic is complete without ants, and these two large ants provide for climbing on, some shade and some laughs. Located in Lefthand Creek Park, just South of Pike Road.


33. Landmarks by Joe McGrane, 2005. Landmarks is an interactive piece which can be interpreted on many levels – from the realistic bronze depiction of the landmark to finding the coordinates of the sites and actually seeing the “real thing.” All ages will enjoy the colored mosaics as well as the seating elements as they work their way toward the culmination at the Explorer’s Plaza in the park. Stephen Day Park, Deerwood Street at Mountain View Avenue.


35. Bicycle Racks by the Children of Longmont, 2005. The 20 functional bicycle racks sprinkled throughout the downtown area were designed and painted by the children of Longmont to provide artistic and functional bicycle parking for those who choose to use bicycles to get around in the Longmont community. Various locations.



36. Bike Bath by Don Kennell, 2005.

This playful bicycle rack resides between the Roosevelt "kiddie pool" and the seasonal skating rink in Roosevelt Park, allowing the visitors to this park to secure their bikes while recreating! The "scrub brush" of Bike Bath allows for weary legs to rest while admiring the artwork and flowers in this historic park.

photo: Jon Clarke


37. Emerging Hand by James Mortimer Wills V, 2005. Each of the five fingers at Sandstone Ranch's Emerging Hand can be used to lock a bicycle while one plays on nearby soccer or baseball fields, or on the nearby playground.

Photo: Jon Clarke


38. Echo by Don Kennell, 2005. The colorful dragonfly and grass provide a locking mechanism for the bicycle rider who might be at Kanemoto Park or visiting the nearby playground or ballfields.

photo: Jon Clarke


39. Wheels and Wheels by Phill Evans, 2005. Located just outside of the Longmont Recreation Center (350 Quail Road), this bicycle rack can accommodate many bicycles while it also attracts many for the aesthetics of such a fun and creative design!

photo: Jon Clarke


40. Watch your Bike by Phill Evans, 2005. And just in case you need some extra protection for the bike, these faces will "watch your bike" when you lock it to the artistic sculpture at Centennial Pool. Whether bikes are on them or not, these faces enhance the space and create artistic shadows along the entryway for all to enjoy!

photo: Jon Clarke


41. Spider by Kurt David Simmerman, 2005. Whimsical and imaginative, this easy to use "spider" bicycle rack can accommodate up to six bicycles on the "legs." It resides adjacent to the playground at Carr Park, at 21st Avenue and Gay Street.

photo: Jon Clarke


42. Flor del Llano by Greg Reiche, 2006.

Inspired by the people, the history and the natural environment of the Longmont area, the conceptual basis for Flor del Llano (Flower of the Plain) is the merging of the past, present and future into a welcoming and uplifting city "gateway" sculpture. The sculpture incorporates iconic elements of Longmont's skyline, such as the sugar mill tower and Longs Peak into its design. The artwork extends into the surrounding park through the 391 limestone posts representing the original shareholders of the Chicago-Colorado Colony.

photo: Greg Reiche


43. Along the River by Susan Dailey and Julie Schrader, 2007. This colorful mural adorns the south wall of the restroom/maintenance building at Roger's Grove, off of Hover Street. The windmill symbolizes farming in early Longmont. The river, located just north of the actual piece, is replicated by flowing mosaic tiles, and the fish and wildlife (don't forget to visit the adjoining sides of the building for the full view) represent the abundant wildlife in this beautiful area.


44. Thompson Tempietto by Mario Miguel Echevarria. 2007. This gazebo, located in Thompson Park, incorporates the history of the "Old Town" neighborhood with memories of Strawberry Festivals, while incorporating some of the local architecture of the nearby houses, and providing a beautiful shaded gathering place and play area for all to enjoy! Be sure to read the writing and descriptions to get the full story!

photo: Mario M. Echevarria


44. Front Range by Chad Haspels. 2007. The artist has taken an otherwise lifeless tree stump and created a buffalo, reminiscent of the Front Range when buffalo may have run wild in Longmont. The detail of the carvings reveal the artist's skill and experience with a chainsaw as well as the smaller tools that follow in the process of tree carving. This piece has recently been permanently installed in the Izaak Walton Clubhouse, 18 S. Sunset St.


45. Nuhu by Tim Upham. 2007. "Nuhu" is a gathering of the tribes, and the artist envisions this piece welcoming people from all neighborhoods and cultures to this whimsical piece located in Lanyon Park. The steel sculpture forms an entryway into the park while creating the illusion of continuing under the ground. Similar colors and shapes convene on one side, while they mix and mingle on the other - similar to visitors to this beautiful park!

photo: T. Upham


46. Walk of Life "Winter" by Joshua and Gia Wiener, 2008. These interactive crosswalks found along Eighth Avenue between Coffman and Kimbark streets bring color, style and creativity to the otherwise mundane activity of crossing a street. The artists demonstrate their love of nature in finding the transition of each season the most exciting time of the year, and want passersby to smile while being reminded of their magnificent surroundings!

photo: DecoMark


47. Bouquet by Donald Mitchell. 2009. This sculpture is a tribute to teachers. A bouquet from people whose lives have been enhanced through the dedication, creativity, patience, helpfulness and inspiration of their teachers. The multi-colors represent the many challenges and diversities teachers deal with daily. The small blue flame in the middle represents the perpetual role teachers have played throughout history. Located in Clark - Centennial Park just North of the Youth Center on Lashley Street.

photo: D. Mitchell


48. Wings of Change by Douwe Blumberg. 2009. This sculpture resides at the entryway to Vance Brand Municipal Airport (Airport Road) and represents the evolution of flight, beginning with birds, progressing to bi-planes, airplanes and ultimately the modern day rocket ship. The twenty-plus birds and ten airplanes are fabricated from cast aluminum alloy.

photo: Joe Barta


49. On the Go by Daniel Glanz, 2009. This project at the Longmont Humane Society represents the happy and playfulness that one might encounter upon visiting any of the adoptable animals inside this modern state of the art facility. The artist has captured the movement and the playfulness of this pup that greets ALL visitors, two legged and four, to this organization. Fabricated of cast bronze, this is one of a series of five.

photo: Daniel Glanz


50. Spirit of Longmont by Rafe Ropek, 2009. "Spirit" welcomes the visitor to Longmont on the Southwest side of town as one approaches the City along the Diagonal Highway. Reminded of the agricultural roots planted here years ago, the leaves change - green on one side, yellow on the other, often all 48 in unison. The sphere demonstrates the "high tech industry" that has brought so many here, and the appearance of movement, a reminder of our everyday lives and the change within. Leaves are made from aluminum and rest on carbon steel powder coated posts.

photo: Stephanie Hilvitz


51. Points of View, by Charlotte Mary Zink. Charged with establishing "distance markers" around the circumference of McIntosh Lake, Berthoud artist Charlotte Zink fabricated markers that highlight the natural beauty of the environment, while laser cutting into the corten steel images of local wild and ecological life that surrounds this 3.5 mile walk/bicycle ride.

photo: Debbie Adams



52. Defiance by Parker McDonald

This scouring eagle oversees all activities along the trail/at the trailhead entrance to the Lefthand Greenway on County Line Road. Perched high above, she is fabricated of corten steel, providing height from the handcrafted masonry column.

photo: Dan Wolford


53. Flying Trees, by Reven Swanson, 2012. The disk-sized "leaves" that hang from these trees are each custom designed with creatures that might be seen meandering the park. The wind may move the leaves and may resemble the many disks that are seen flying through Loomiller Park.

 women_sm_aipp  54. Locus Amoenus, by Elena Manferdini, 2015.
The beauty of nature meets the elegance of geometric shapes and vibrant colors in this unique and site specific installation that adorns the walls of the restrooms at the Longmont Museum.



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