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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.

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


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 Projects

The first phase will be a pilot segment that will include proposed activities and public art installations. Both the ARTery and associated public art projects 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 Arts, History and Cultural Council, and other community partners and stakeholders.

Sidewalk Murals and Stamps Project and Engagement

In partnership with the Arts, History and Cultural Council, the City and County of Broomfield is excited to launch the first-ever sidewalk mural project as part of the first phase of the ARTery! This project incorporates new priorities and goals to align with the new Art in Public Places Plan, developed by the Public Art Committee in 2021:

  • Select three pairs of artists, each pair composed of one professional and one emerging artist to create work together through mentorship.
  • Utilize a Request for Qualifications to select artists based on their commitment to community engagement and collaboration, and have the interactions with neighbors inspire their final artwork proposals.
  • Provide multiple opportunities for the Broomfield community to participate, including during the mural installation!

Through a rigorous selection process, three pairs of finalists have been selected! The artists selected for this project are Katerina Vuletich and Paige Brown, Ratha Sok and Jennifer Vasquez and Jennifer Chaparro and Camie Rigirozzi. All three pairs participated in community engagement that ultimately informed their designs. Installation dates, volunteer information, and final locations will be announced in the next few weeks.

The Creative Broomfield team and the ARTery Sidewalk mural artists are looking for volunteers to help paint stencils that will be an extension of the sidewalk murals on Saturdays; July 23 and July 30 from 10 a.m. to noon.

Installation Date:

DateArtistLocation Volunteer date and time
July 22-24Jennifer Chaparro and Camie RigirozziSidewalk behind the Broomfield Community Center, north of Brunner Reservoir
Sat, July 23,
10 a.m. to noon
July 29-31Katarina Vuletich and Page BrownSidewalk stretch between W 125th Avenue and Wolff Street, southeast of Xavier StreetSat, July 30,
10 a.m. to noon
August 6-7Ratha Sok and Jennifer VasquezWillow Park, Sidewalk southwest of 12751 Vrain Street, Broomfield, CO 80020
Sun, Aug. 7
10 a.m. to noon


Little Houses Project

Big news for the Little Houses project - four Little Houses are officially installed along the first phase of the ARTery! These four Little Houses will showcase:

  • Rotating art exhibits curated members of the Arts, History and Cultural Council
  • Rotating history exhibits curated by Broomfield Museum staff
  • Artifacts from Broomfield's Sister City, Ueda, Japan, curated by the Broomfield-Ueda Sister City program
  • Artifacts from Broomfield's Twin City, Broomfield, UK, curated by members of the village in Essex County

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.

History Little House: Highland Park South by Loch Ness Ave.
Twin City: Broomfield, United Kingdom: Between Wolff St. and W 127th Ave.
Sister City: Ueda, Japan: 125th Avenue between Xavier St. and Wolff St.
Broomfield Little Art House: Willow Park near Vrain Street
Broomfield Depot Little House: Broomfield Depot Museum, 2201 W 10th Ave.

Concept Rendering of a Little House



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.

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


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 Projects

The first phase will be a pilot segment that will include proposed activities and public art installations. Both the ARTery and associated public art projects 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 Arts, History and Cultural Council, and other community partners and stakeholders.

Sidewalk Murals and Stamps Project and Engagement

In partnership with the Arts, History and Cultural Council, the City and County of Broomfield is excited to launch the first-ever sidewalk mural project as part of the first phase of the ARTery! This project incorporates new priorities and goals to align with the new Art in Public Places Plan, developed by the Public Art Committee in 2021:

  • Select three pairs of artists, each pair composed of one professional and one emerging artist to create work together through mentorship.
  • Utilize a Request for Qualifications to select artists based on their commitment to community engagement and collaboration, and have the interactions with neighbors inspire their final artwork proposals.
  • Provide multiple opportunities for the Broomfield community to participate, including during the mural installation!

Through a rigorous selection process, three pairs of finalists have been selected! The artists selected for this project are Katerina Vuletich and Paige Brown, Ratha Sok and Jennifer Vasquez and Jennifer Chaparro and Camie Rigirozzi. All three pairs participated in community engagement that ultimately informed their designs. Installation dates, volunteer information, and final locations will be announced in the next few weeks.

The Creative Broomfield team and the ARTery Sidewalk mural artists are looking for volunteers to help paint stencils that will be an extension of the sidewalk murals on Saturdays; July 23 and July 30 from 10 a.m. to noon.

Installation Date:

DateArtistLocation Volunteer date and time
July 22-24Jennifer Chaparro and Camie RigirozziSidewalk behind the Broomfield Community Center, north of Brunner Reservoir
Sat, July 23,
10 a.m. to noon
July 29-31Katarina Vuletich and Page BrownSidewalk stretch between W 125th Avenue and Wolff Street, southeast of Xavier StreetSat, July 30,
10 a.m. to noon
August 6-7Ratha Sok and Jennifer VasquezWillow Park, Sidewalk southwest of 12751 Vrain Street, Broomfield, CO 80020
Sun, Aug. 7
10 a.m. to noon


Little Houses Project

Big news for the Little Houses project - four Little Houses are officially installed along the first phase of the ARTery! These four Little Houses will showcase:

  • Rotating art exhibits curated members of the Arts, History and Cultural Council
  • Rotating history exhibits curated by Broomfield Museum staff
  • Artifacts from Broomfield's Sister City, Ueda, Japan, curated by the Broomfield-Ueda Sister City program
  • Artifacts from Broomfield's Twin City, Broomfield, UK, curated by members of the village in Essex County

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.

History Little House: Highland Park South by Loch Ness Ave.
Twin City: Broomfield, United Kingdom: Between Wolff St. and W 127th Ave.
Sister City: Ueda, Japan: 125th Avenue between Xavier St. and Wolff St.
Broomfield Little Art House: Willow Park near Vrain Street
Broomfield Depot Little House: Broomfield Depot Museum, 2201 W 10th Ave.

Concept Rendering of a Little House



Comments or Questions?

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    Have the artists already been selected? Or will there be a call for artists?

    ArtFille asked over 1 year ago

    Hello, and thank you for your question! The contents of each box will be overseen by staff and community partners. While some contents have already been selected, there will be opportunities for a call to artists in the future. Stay up to date for calls to artists, both local and national, on our website!

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