Art Along the Trail is a temporary outdoor exhibit - displayed along Clive’s landmark feature, the Greenbelt Park and Trail system, this outdoor exhibit runs from May through October each year. These art pieces are 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 the 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.
Funding for Art Along the Trail is provided by: