Public Art

Public Art Proposals

The City of Steamboat Springs IS currently accepting proposals for public art to be placed on public (city owned) property at this time.

Applicants must submit an application (PDF) and associated additional information including photographs, site plans, maintenance requirements, and budget, etc. via email to Winnie DelliQuadri, Special Projects/Intergovernmental Services Manager, or drop off at City Hall, 137 10th Street in Steamboat Springs. The Public Art Policy (PDF) which provides guidance on this process, as well as the Public Art Donation Application (PDF) provide additional information.

Cougar by Rosetta


Appropriate city departments will be consulted to evaluate the proposal and any potential issues, and a curatorial group will make recommendations to Parks & Recreation Commission and/or City Council for final approval.

Public Art Policies

It is in the interest of the Steamboat Springs community to publicly display works of art that will be appreciated by the community. The intent of this policy is to enable the community to enjoy a collection of works of art in public places, which is educational, attractive to residents and visitors, and of an overall aesthetic quality equal to the excellent international reputation Steamboat Springs enjoys as a community. This policy is intended to guide the City Manager in the administration of public art and to provide for the community’s general understanding of the City of Steamboat Springs’ policies with regard to public art.

Antonio by Wayne Salge


Public Art Definition

Public Art Mural 9thPublic art is defined in its broadest sense as any original creation of visual art:

  • Acquired with public monies or a combination of public/private funding; 
  • Donated or loaned to the City’s Public Art Collection; 
  • Privately sponsored artwork that is proposed to be located on publicly owned land. 

The public art may be:

  1. temporary or permanent,
  2. located inside or outside of a public building,
  3. located outside on public land.

For the purpose of the Public Art Policy, works of public art may include but are not limited to sculpture, painting, mural, graphic arts, mosaics, photography (film and video), crafts, mixed media, fountains, and earth works and environment installations.

Yampa is Wild by Jill Bergman