Northglenn to celebrate 50th year with public art mural

Residents asked to provide favorite photos of city to serve as inspiration for project

Staff report
Posted 1/28/19

The City of Northglenn turns 50 this year. To celebrate the milestone, Northglenn Arts is installing its first public art mural, and the city needs help from its residents. Northglenn Arts is hosting …

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Northglenn to celebrate 50th year with public art mural

Residents asked to provide favorite photos of city to serve as inspiration for project

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The City of Northglenn turns 50 this year. To celebrate the milestone, Northglenn Arts is installing its first public art mural, and the city needs help from its residents.

Northglenn Arts is hosting an open house from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Feb. 5, during which residents are asked to bring their favorite photo of Northglenn from the last 50 years. Photos will be scanned and recorded as inspiration for the project. The exact location of the photo and the year it was taken will be needed.

Not all photos will be directly used for the project, but the collection of photos provided by the public will be the source material and inspiration for the muralist design process.

At the open house, residents also will get a chance to speak with the artist, submit photos and tell us about inspiring memories of Northglenn. Light refreshments will be available. The open house will be in the Northglenn Senior Center, which is inside the recreation center at 11801 Community Center Drive.

The mural will be placed in the pedestrian tunnel under I-25 that links the Northglenn Civic Center to the RTD Wagon Road Park-N-Ride. The project not only celebrates Northglenn’s 50th anniversary but will help to beautify a heavily-used pedestrian thoroughfare.

Scheduled to be installed in the spring and summer of this year, a public dedication and celebration of the completed mural will occur at the city’s July 4th festivities.

A public art committee of Northglenn residents and arts advocates met in fall 2018 to select muralist Chad Bolsinger of Denver to design and complete the installation. More than 40 artists from around the country submitted proposals, and Bolsinger was selected for his bold, site-appropriate style, and insight into interpreting the pride in Northglenn by residents. See Bolsinger’s work at https://www.cbolsinger.com/contact/.

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