Art Along the Trail - 2015

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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Mike Christiansen
Wildwood Park Trailhead
Slow Awakening
Stephanie Sailer
Lakeshore Dr & Woodlands Pkwy Trail Access
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Baunnak Thammavong
Campbell Park
Fowl Play
Tim Adams
114th Street & Walnut Creek Bridge
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New Beginnings
Steven Huffman
100th Street & Maddox Parkway Trail Access
Industrial Revolution III
John Brommel
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 2015 being the fourth 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 Public Arts Advisory Commission is excited to continue this annual art exhibit into 2015 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 2016 exhibit is outlined below.



Application Process: Closed for the 2015 Exhibit

If you are an artist interested in the possibility of exhibiting in 2016, please contact Leisure Services Director Todd Seaman.




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