Show/Hide

URGENT NOTICES:

Clive Greenbelt and Trail closed on Wednesday and Thursday due to flooding.

Due to Tuesday night's heavy rains the City is experiencing flooding in the Greenbelt.  Due to high creek levels the Greenbelt Trail and Park system will be closed Wednesday, July 29th and Thursday, July 30th.  Once creek levels recede City crews will be cleaning the trail and Greenbelt areas.  The City hopes to have the Greenbelt open by Friday.

 

News List

The City's First Public Art Commission

Clive Mayor Les Aasheim is pleased to announce the installation of a new public art piece by Sarah Grant (represented by Olson-Larsen Gallery) titled What We Love About Clive. Located at the crossing guard/bus shelter at the intersection of NW 86th Street and Franklin Avenue, there are two 3 x 3 foot square recesses approximately 4" deep where the art will be placed. 

Sarah has created seventy-two 6" tiles fabricated in concrete with dyed color variations. Each tile has textural engraving with contoured lines depicting the artistic imagery. The contoured lines are filled with colored slurry that complements the tile and the color theme of the streetscape improvements. The artistic theme and content of the tiles include: celebrate community, history, family, friendship, citizenship, stewardship, nature, city life, business, philanthropy, volunteerism, and responsibility. 

The art piece makes it more than a bus shelter. It promotes a sense of belonging and a friendly space for school children, pedestrians, and those traveling through the area, stated Mayor Aasheim. What We Love About Clive was funded in part by a cultural enrichment grant from Bravo of Greater Des Moines and the West Des Moines Community School District, and produced by the Clive Public Art Program. The art will be installed the week of September 21, with a public dedication on Thursday, September 24 at 6:30 p.m. 

This is the first of several planned commissions from the City of Clive Public Arts Program. Established by charter in 2007, the City of Clive Public Art Program exists to promote aesthetic excellence and enhance the artistic vitality of Clive. The City of Clive Public Art Program encourages excellence in the city?s public and private art, architecture, landscape, and streetscapes to enhance a high quality of life and create a vivid sense of place. 
Return to full list >>
View Full Site