Art Along the Trail - 2016

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Explore this year's exhibition of public art throughout Clive.  Click Here to see a map.  Vote for your favorite artwork at the Clive Public Library, 1900 NW 114th Street, beginning late May through the end of September.  To learn more about this year's artworks click the name of the artwork below, and an informational listing will open up for view.

Like It?  Buy It! All artwork featured in Art Along the Trail is for sale.  For more information regarding purchasing please contact Todd Seaman at 867-5106 or




YMCA Thumb 

Metamorphasis by Hilde DeBruyne

Broken Compass by Anna Modeland
YMCA Pals by Nick Klepinger


Labor or Love by Mike Christensen
Forever Broken by Kevin Casey
Long Shot by Nathan Pierce




Juice Box by Kevin Casey
Iowa by Zachary Bowman Portal #7 by Steven Huffman


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 2016 being the fifth year of the exhibition.  The art pieces will be displayed in highly visible sites along the Greenbelt. 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 2016 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.



If you are an artist interested in the possibility of exhibiting in 2017, please contact Leisure Services Director Todd Seaman.




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