Cultural Commission

"She Aint Heavy" by designer Walt Horton

The Cultural Commission was created to promote cultural arts in Wheat Ridge and foster cultural enrichment and education opportunities for the community.

  The Wheat Ridge Cultural Commission also:

  • Makes recommendations to the Mayor, City Manager and City Council on matters relating to cultural arts;
  • Develops cultural arts programs and promotes artistic endeavors;
  • Fosters positive relationships with community members and entities interested in supporting cultural arts;
  • Provides a communication forum and is a resource for artists;
  • Seeks community input on the implementation and management of public art and;
  • Assists the City with grant proposal and fundraising activities as directed by the City Manager.

 Wheat Ridge Reads 2019
 Poet in Residence for 2019

Most Recently

Greetings from Wheat Ridge! We want to invite all of our residents to get involved with us June 1 - June 15 in a campaign to see all of our beautiful art and favorite places in Wheat Ridge. The City is collaborating with Localworks and Wheat Ridge Parks and Recreation to showcase the art, parks, and businesses around the City of Wheat Ridge.

The Greetings from Wheat Ridge artwork was the inspiration of graduates of Wheatie’s Academy and was created by artists Blu Hartkopp and Chris Jenuine. It was a Pop-Up Community Art Project that was displayed at Anderson Pool from June - August 2018. We are thrilled to see this collaborative community project showing up on the windows of local businesses as a window cling as well as in this fun, interactive campaign.

Take a selfie with the art, a picture of the art alone or a photo of the art with the Greetings postcard and tag @City of Wheat Ridge Government and use the #GreetingsfromWR. You may also photograph your favorite places in Wheat Ridge. Show us what you love about our City! If you’d like to take a photo with the Greetings from Wheat Ridge postcard you can pick up your very own postcard at City Hall, the Wheat Ridge Recreation Center and the Active Adult Center.

Greetings From Wheat Ridge

The “Many Colors of Wheat Ridge” signature quilt was created by Cultural Commissioner Milly Nadler in celebration of the City’s 50th Anniversary.

Signatures include those of community members and City leaders.

Milly Nadler, signature quilt

Mission Statement 

To promote culture and the arts, to oversee public art, and to provide art enrichment opportunities to benefit the residents of the City.
 Wheat Ridge Cultural Vision 2018

 Approved Resolution 2018 


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Second Wednesday of every month at 6 p.m.

Wheat Ridge Recreation Center
 Conference Room
 4005 Kipling St.

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