Art Along the Trail - 2014

Explore this year's selections along the Greenbelt. Vote for your favorite piece by visiting the Clive Public Library.
Voting will start mid-May and continue until September. 

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At the Edge of the Cliff
Steven Huffman
Wildwood Park Trailhead
Fragmentary Composition
Kristin Garnant
Lakeshore Dr & Woodlands Pkwy Trail Access
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Tim Adams
Campbell Park
Idiot Wind
Paul Konchagulian
114th Street & Walnut Creek Bridge
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Duke Oursler
100th Street & Maddox Parkway Trail Access
Red Road Home
V. Skip Willits
University Boulevard & 78th Street Trailhead


Exhibition Overview 

Art Along the Trail is a temporary outdoor exhibit, displayed along Clive’s landmark feature, the Greenbelt Park and Trail system, from May through October each year, with 2014 being the third year of the exhibition.  The art pieces will be displayed in highly visible sites along the Greenbelt, depicted by this map.  Works are selected by an Art Along the Trail Selection Panel comprised of two members of the City’s Park Board, two members of the Public Art Commission, one City council member, one Clive resident or Clive business owner representative from the Chamber of Commerce, and one member of the local art community.

The Clive Public Art Program was established by the City Council in December 2007.  The Public Arts Advisory Commission was established at that time to oversee the operations of the public art program.  As part of the City’s commitment to enhance the ‘Distinct by Nature’ character of Clive with the addition of art in public places, the City Council adopted direct appropriation funding for public art.  Since approval of the Master Plan, the City has awarded three commissions to artists to create artwork.  The Art Along the Trail exhibition will continue the City’s efforts to promote aesthetic excellence and enhance the artistic vitality of Clive.

The City of Clive would like to congratulate Hilde DeBruyne for having "Hope" selected as the winner of the people's choice award from the 2013 exhibit.  "Hope" joins the 2012 winner "Paths Unite" by James Bearden.  Please click here to see photos of "Paths Unite".

The Public Arts Advisory Commission is excited to continue this annual art exhibit into 2014 thanks to a Cultural Enrichment grant from Bravo of Greater Des Moines.  The application process for artists to submit their works for consideration in the 2014 exhibit is outlined below.



Application Process: Closed for the 2014 Exhibit

On November 1, 2013 the City began accepting applications for the 2014 Art Along the Trail Program.  A Call to Artists, including application instructions, is available for download by clicking hereThe deadline for applications was Friday, January 3, 2014.

Currently, a selection committee is reviewing all of the applications and will meet in late February to provide a recommendation to the Public Arts Advisory Commission for the six works of art to be included in the 2014 exhibit.  The exhibited pieces will be displayed starting in May until October 2014.  Each artist that is selected to be a part of the program will recieve a $1,000 stipend for loaning their art work to the exhibit.

If you have any questions, or is seeking any information on this program, please contact Assistant City Manager Matt McQuillen at (515) 223-6220 or




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