In November 2019, the City of Glenwood Springs selected Ohio-based Designing Local to develop a comprehensive Public Art Plan for our community that will shape policies and procedures for acquiring, commissioning and placement of new art as well as preservation and restoration of historical artwork, and assessing the public art collection for gaps and opportunities.
The Public Art Plan development includes input from community stakeholders, the Arts & Culture Board, City staff, and our community members. In January 2020, community stakeholders were contacted to share their vision for public art in Glenwood Springs and a Designing Local representative toured our city to get a firsthand glimpse of our public art and feel for the culture of Glenwood Springs.
Due to the impacts of COVID-19, many of the community engagement activities planned for May 2020 had to be restructured. Starting in mid-October through December 2020, Designing Local will gather community input through digital and paper surveys, focus groups via Zoom, educational partnerships with local schools, community webinars, and create a project website to house all Art Plan related items.