Art Along the Trail

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:


Ascending Perspective by Craig Snyder

Investigating the inextricable link between sky and water this swirling sculpture made of painted steel and cedar evokes our connection to the earth. Read More

Generations Sustain by Gail Chavenelle

Constructed of mild steel this piece investigates the relationships between past and present - the generations that bring the present. Read More

Green by Zach Schnock

Made of aluminum, cast acrylic and fasteners this piece asks you to view something in a different perspective. Read More

Growing Wings by Hilde DeBruyne

Like the emerging of a new self this sculpture changes depending on your vantage point and invites visitors to walk around and spend time investigating. Read More

Pose by Tim Adams

Part of a series of six outdoor works, this particular piece displays the wanting, needing and loving creating a timeless homage to special bonds. Read More

River People by Tim Adams

This kinetic piece made of steel and lexan is an investigation into a resource that connects plants, animals and man to the earth: water. Read More

Shadow Ship by Kristin Garnant

Meant to represent the fluidity of boats and their connection to water and wind this piece seems like a solid whisper. Perfectly sat along Clive Lake. Read More

Vertical Memory by Sunghee Min

A perfect sculpture for outdoors this stainless and painted steel piece reflects lights, colors and movements. It's repetition and height represent growth in nature. Read More

Who Rescued Who by Gail Chavenelle

Made of blue painted mild steel the piece celebrates the connection between people and their companion animals. Read More