The ARTery

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Be transported on the ARTery! Broomfield’s proposed creative corridor project is kicking off a pilot segment to design creative elements along trails throughout Broomfield.

Inspired by creative corridors found across the country, the ARTery aims to enhance the low-stress network of walk and bike paths with engaging art and culture experiences. Sections of these paths will be selected through multiple phases to be incorporated into the ARTery. These sections will be the new home of various types of cultural experiences, from pop-up to permanent. By discovering cultural experiences across the Broomfield, the ARTery will provide unexpected moments of wonder and curiosity - where you already are! The long-term, multi-year goal is to incorporate the ARTery into the complete low-stress walk and bike network throughout all five Broomfield wards to meet the following goals:

  1. Curate public art experiences to provoke curiosity, inspire wonder and create engagement in unexpected places.
  2. Enhance existing and future low-stress routes and trails throughout Broomfield.
  3. Connect neighborhoods, celebrate creativity and augment healthy activities in outdoor spaces.
  4. Cultivate a sense of one Broomfield.

Additionally, Broomfield is working on an active transportation wayfinding plan and design standards, another identified priority in the Assessment that will also be piloted along this corridor, see BroomfieldVoice.com/Wayfinding.


Phase 1

The first phase will be a pilot segment connecting two hubs, The Field Open Space and Broomfield Commons Open Space, and includes proposed public art installations. This low-stress route provides paved trails for walking, running, and biking though beautiful parks, playgrounds, open space and neighborhoods. On the map below, green icons are existing public art, house icons show possible and prioritized locations for the public art pilot project described below and yellow icons are hubs that include a variety of places to visit and things to explore!

Public Art Pilot Project

The first phase will be a pilot segment that will include proposed activities and public art installations. Inspired by free little libraries, these proposed installations will be titled the Little Houses Project. Each Little House will have a different theme and display items from artwork to history dioramas. As part of the first ARTery pilot, these Little Houses will provide engaging and rotating contents to surprise and delight residents and visitors.

Concept Rendering of a Little House

Inspiration for Little Houses - Free Little Gallery Project in Seattle

Both the ARTery and the Little Houses Project are part of a broader City Council initiative to support the creative economy in Broomfield through various initiatives. These pilot projects will inform and refine processes and build the groundwork for future expansion throughout the city and county in partnership with fellow city departments, the Public Art Committee, the Broomfield Library Friends Foundation and other community partners and stakeholders.

The ARTery is presented in collaboration across City and County departments, and is presented in tandem with the Creative Network.

Be transported on the ARTery! Broomfield’s proposed creative corridor project is kicking off a pilot segment to design creative elements along trails throughout Broomfield.

Inspired by creative corridors found across the country, the ARTery aims to enhance the low-stress network of walk and bike paths with engaging art and culture experiences. Sections of these paths will be selected through multiple phases to be incorporated into the ARTery. These sections will be the new home of various types of cultural experiences, from pop-up to permanent. By discovering cultural experiences across the Broomfield, the ARTery will provide unexpected moments of wonder and curiosity - where you already are! The long-term, multi-year goal is to incorporate the ARTery into the complete low-stress walk and bike network throughout all five Broomfield wards to meet the following goals:

  1. Curate public art experiences to provoke curiosity, inspire wonder and create engagement in unexpected places.
  2. Enhance existing and future low-stress routes and trails throughout Broomfield.
  3. Connect neighborhoods, celebrate creativity and augment healthy activities in outdoor spaces.
  4. Cultivate a sense of one Broomfield.

Additionally, Broomfield is working on an active transportation wayfinding plan and design standards, another identified priority in the Assessment that will also be piloted along this corridor, see BroomfieldVoice.com/Wayfinding.


Phase 1

The first phase will be a pilot segment connecting two hubs, The Field Open Space and Broomfield Commons Open Space, and includes proposed public art installations. This low-stress route provides paved trails for walking, running, and biking though beautiful parks, playgrounds, open space and neighborhoods. On the map below, green icons are existing public art, house icons show possible and prioritized locations for the public art pilot project described below and yellow icons are hubs that include a variety of places to visit and things to explore!

Public Art Pilot Project

The first phase will be a pilot segment that will include proposed activities and public art installations. Inspired by free little libraries, these proposed installations will be titled the Little Houses Project. Each Little House will have a different theme and display items from artwork to history dioramas. As part of the first ARTery pilot, these Little Houses will provide engaging and rotating contents to surprise and delight residents and visitors.

Concept Rendering of a Little House

Inspiration for Little Houses - Free Little Gallery Project in Seattle

Both the ARTery and the Little Houses Project are part of a broader City Council initiative to support the creative economy in Broomfield through various initiatives. These pilot projects will inform and refine processes and build the groundwork for future expansion throughout the city and county in partnership with fellow city departments, the Public Art Committee, the Broomfield Library Friends Foundation and other community partners and stakeholders.

The ARTery is presented in collaboration across City and County departments, and is presented in tandem with the Creative Network.

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