As a community attentive to its cultural life, the City of Wheat Ridge recognizes the importance of art. Public art enhances the quality of life in Wheat Ridge and benefits its citizens and the community at-large. The City established the groundwork for an expanded public art program in 2002. This program has enabled the City to implement the acquisition of artwork for interior and exterior locations accessible to the public. Public art acquisition and selection is coordinated through the Cultural Commission.
The following are works of art accessible to the public located throughout the City.
Designer Kendra Fleischman
Cast bronze sculpture depicting a balance between choices. Installed May 2015.
The marble, stone, and concrete sculpture represents a fallen tree in three ways: a tree that is turning into birds and fish at its roots, a glacier moving through the mountains, and as the surface of the earth distributed with sedimentary and igneous stones in relation to water. Installed September 2005 Located at: Founders Park
Photo by Justin LeVett
Designer Carol Schneider Fennell
Each hand-carved clay tile box relates to the recreation center, the community, and serve as windows to the past, present, and future. Installed July 2004